Online purchases in France refused as card is detected as from UK


#1

I have had instances of the online purchase from French companies being refused e.g. from Oscaro.com (using BNP Paribas) and from batteryset.com (using Caisse d’Epargne).

The problem is they detect the card as a UK pre-payment card. When I queried batteryset they wrote Vous réglez avec une CB spécifiée « Angleterre » et la banque ne garantit pas la transaction


#2

I’ve just had an online transaction with EDF (electricity company) go through today without any trouble at all.