BP Fuel unable to take card payments UK Wide


(Andy) #1

BP card processing has gone down and is currently running on cash only or in some cases closed fuel stations


(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #2

Anyone care to adjust their position?


(Jack) #3

Most petrol stations have ATM’s so fingers crossed most people weren’t too stuck!

Knowing my luck I’d be super low on fuel too :joy:


(Liam) #4

Time to phase out cars as well, clearly.


#5

Doesn’t look like it lasted particularly long. All back to normal now according to BPs Twitter.


(Andre Borie) #6

A merchant who doesn’t know what they’re doing is not a reason to inconvenience myself with cash (unless they give a discount for the inconvenience) when I can just go to their competitor next door.


#7

How would that work if it was the only petrol station for miles and you were running on fumes? :wink:


(Andre Borie) #8

Use a cash machine nearby if I have no choice; but I still won’t carry cash all the time for once-in-a-year incidents like this.


(Andy) #9

BP might want to invest in some of this new technology:

Afaik if you couldn’t pay they were following the normal can’t pay procedure of capturing contact details and following up later.


(Jack) #10

Put the seat back and have a nap, life doesn’t always run soomthly :slight_smile:


(Andre Borie) #11

I wonder why those still exist and you can’t just write down the card number on a piece of paper. The risk of fraud would be exactly the same as with this antique machine.


(Andy) #12

I guess it’s to minimise the chance of human error from writing it down wrong. I remember having to use them in Safeway back in the day when POS went down. Was great fun!