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Visa Suffers a Blow as Amazon Plans to Stop Accepting its Credit Cards in the UK

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E-commerce giant Amazon plans to stop accepting Visa’s credit cards in the UK starting January next year due to high fees.

Source: Reuters

Visa falls on the news. V: NYSE is down -3.34% on premarket, AMZN: NASDAQ is up +0.54% on premarket.

Amazon has said that its customers will continue using Visa debit cards, Mastercard, Amex credit cards, and Eurocard.

The latest announcement is a blow to Visa, which has continued to face criticisms by merchants due to its transaction costs. Kroger Unit stopped allowing Visa’s credit cards in 2019.

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