Amazon WARNING: Millions of customers will see their Visa card stop working this month
If you have a Visa credit card, you won’t be able to make any purchases on Amazon in a few days. Yes, Amazon is once again warning its customers to head to their account settings and remove all Visa credit cards from their account before it is too late. In November, Amazon UK announced that it would stop accepting Visa as a valid payment method from January 19, 2022. And with that date fast approaching, Amazon sent an email to affected customers, letting them know if a Visa credit card is linked to their monthly Amazon. Prime membership fees, they have to change it to another payment method – or lose access to unlimited next day delivery, Prime Video, Prime Music, unlimited photo backup and more. New orders placed with a Visa card will also be rejected.
In an email sent to customers a few days ago, Amazon UK warned: “Please update your Amazon Prime payment method. From January 19, 2022, we will unfortunately no longer accept Visa credit cards issued in the UK, due to the high fees. Visa fees for processing credit card transactions.
“Our records show that you are currently using a Visa credit card to pay for your Prime membership. To ensure you continue to have access to unlimited fast delivery, endless streaming with Prime Video, millions of songs and podcasts with Amazon Music Prime and many other Prime Benefits you get, you will need to update your payment card. “
While Amazon will no longer accept Visa credit cards as of January 19, 2022, the retailer will accept all debit cards (including Visa debit cards) as well as non-Visa credit cards such as MasterCard, American Express and EuroCard.
You can also use one card to pay for your Prime membership and another to pay for other default purchases – if you want to spread payments between different cards.
When Amazon announced the decision to stop accepting Visa credit cards in November, the retailer said this was due to the high transaction fees associated with Visa credit cards.
At the time, Amazon said, “The cost of accepting card payments continues to be a barrier for businesses striving to provide customers with the best prices.”
While Visa said the move – which left “no one” winning – would limit consumer choice. The financial services giant said: “UK shoppers can use their Visa debit and credit cards on Amazon UK today and throughout the holiday season. We are very disappointed that Amazon is threatening to restrict choice. consumers in the future.
“When consumer choice is limited, no one wins. We have a long-standing relationship with Amazon and we continue to work on a resolution, so our cardholders can use their preferred Visa credit cards on Amazon UK without restrictions. imposed by Amazon from January 2022. “
As an incentive, Amazon told Prime customers who have a Visa credit card as their default payment method that they would give them £ 20 off their next purchase if they choose another card as their payment option. fault. Non-Prime members received a similar offer, but will instead get £ 10 off.
To update your payment settings and get your discount voucher, Click here to be taken to the Amazon page where you can change the payment method for your Prime membership.
If you are using a Visa credit card to pay for subscriptions, you can also change this on this page.
For some people, a Visa credit card may be the only credit card they have in their wallet or purse. If so you can Click here to get an Amazon Mastercard or Amazon American Express.