Lidl struggles to accept card payments after 'nationwide technical issue' – but says it should be fixed

LIDL shoppers might struggle to pay on card this morning following a "nationwide technical issue" with its payment system.

The discount retailer wrote on social media that it is experiencing problems processing card payments, adding that it is "working hard" to resolve the issue.

It wrote: "Due to a nationwide technical issue, our stores are currently experiencing difficulties processing some card payments.

"We’re working hard to get this fixed as soon as possible and will update you when it has been resolved.

"Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause."

Lidl has since said that the "majority of payments are now going through" – but if you're planning to go shopping you might be best taking cash with you just in case.

The retailer also points out that anyone affected by the outage should contact their local store if they need help or assistance.

In a follow-up statement on social media the retailer wrote: "We are pleased to confirm that the majority of payments are now going through, however please speak to your local store team directly if you have any queries."

A spokesperson for Lidl told The Sun: "We were made aware of a technical issue, which was affecting the processing of some card payments for a short period this morning.

"We're pleased to confirm that the majority of card payments are now going through as normal and apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused."

Shoppers are not happy about the outage though. One Facebook user wrote: "What's the point in going in to ask when you can save time and go straight to a shop that the transactions will go through."

Another wrote: "Again these tills have been a nightmare."

While someone else said: "It's a good job cash has not been scrapped has was intended."

Lidl recently revealed plan to open 40 new stores in a move that will create 1,500 new jobs.

The retailer has also brought back its school uniform bundle – and you can kit out your kids for £4.50.

Lidl has also launched a new USA food range including marshmallow cereal and a giant cookie dough pie.

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