Belgian Bancontact payment network suffers outage




Belgian Bancontact payment network suffers outage

Bancontact struggling throughout Belgium with a fault. As a result, many transactions in the Belgian stores can not be performed. It is unclear what caused through the fault is and how long it will take.

Bancontact Belgians throughout the country mention interference with payments via Bancontact. Opposite Datanews a spokesperson of Atos Worldline, which manages the payment network, know that there is a major fault. This was observed at 16:00 on Monday, then started to solve the problem.

Bancontact is widely used in Belgium for debit card payments. It is unclear whether the Christmas rush has something to do with the current problem: Atos Worldline gave no information on the background of the current problems. It is unclear when the problem will be solved.

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