This file photo taken on February 05, 2013 in Tours (central France) shows a person holding a Visa Premier credit card and Euro banknotes. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD
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Payment systems giant Visa recovered on Saturday from a hardware issue that had left it struggling to process transactions at bars, shops and cash machines across Europe.However, a 2017 report by the U.K. Cards Association reported that Visa debit cards account for 97 percent of all debit cards, meaning the disruption is likely to have had a large financial impact.On Saturday, the Daily Telegraph also reported that more than £1 in every £3 in the U.K. is spent on a Visa card, using a system designed to process up to 65,000 transactions per second.Business seemed to pick up only later in the night, as card transactions began to go through without issue.In a Primark store on Berlin's Alexanderplatz, frustrated customers were queuing for 20 minutes to pay on Friday. However, in the neighboring store, transactions were being processed without any problems.
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