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


I have had instances of the online purchase from French companies being refused e.g. from (using BNP Paribas) and from (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


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