There are a number of reasons why your card payment may have been declined:
- Some of the card/personal/authorisation details entered do not match the information held by your card issuer. Please make sure that the card-holder address and post code you entered exactly match card-holder address and post code registered with your card issuer. Do not add commas or other punctuation in the address.
- Your payment request may have been declined by your card issuer.
- If your bank thinks this purchase is unusual behaviour for your account they might block the transaction.
- If your bank account is not based in the UK: Some banks automatically put a stop to paying for things internationally.
- Your card may be or is due to expire and has been replaced by your card issuer.
- Your card may have recently been replaced by your card issuer but not yet activated.
- Your card may have been reported as lost or stolen and been cancelled by your card issuer.
- If you are sure your card details are correct please either contact your bank or try again later.
- Card payments can sometimes be declined because of an issue with your bank's systems; the fault could be with your card issuer.
If the problem persists you should contact your card issuer for further information.