Amazon told customers in November that it would no longer accept payments made with UK-issued Visa credit cards beginning this Wednesday, January 19.
Now, just two days before that date, Visa and Amazon are seemingly close to figuring out a deal that will allow customers with UK-issued Visa credit cards to continue using them on the world’s most popular etailer. This is according to an email that Amazon sent out this morning, which confirmed it is working with Visa on a solution.
“The expected change regarding the use of Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk will no longer take place on 19 January,” the email shared by The Guardian reads. “We are working closely with Visa on a potential solution that will enable customers to continue using their Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk.”
“Should we make any changes related to Visa credit cards, we will give you advance notice. Until then, you can continue to use Visa credit cards, debit cards, Mastercard, American Express, and Eurocard as you do today.”
Reports from last month suggested that Amazon could lose up to £1.4bn from UK shoppers if the company decided to go ahead with its Visa ban. Almost 90% of Britons shop at Amazon, with Amazon Prime memberships in the UK to be about 21 million, according to The Guardian.
Source: The Guardian