Last November, Amazon announced to customers that they would stop accepting Visa credit cards in the UK from 19 January 2022, blaming the high fees Visa charges for credit card transactions. Now the company has pulled back on it and is telling customers via email that it will continue to accept Visa cards, at least for now.
"The expected change regarding the use of Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk will no longer take place on January 19," an Amazon spokesman told Engadget. "We are working closely with Visa on a potential solution that will allow customers to continue using their Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk."
The dispute has simmered for some time, with Amazon previously accusing Visa of charging high credit card transaction fees, and Visa said Amazon "threatened to restrict consumer choices in the future." Both companies, global leaders of their respective industries, said earlier that they were trying to work towards a solution.
Amazon did not elaborate further on its statement, but did not set another deadline either - so presumably UK buyers will be able to use their Visa cards in the foreseeable future.
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