Friday, March 30, 2007

UK: Bank Glitch Leaves 400,000 Without Salaries

Rupert Jones writes in The Guardian:

A major technical hitch means that up to 400,000 people will today find that their monthly pay has not gone into their bank account. Many of those affected could see their finances plunged into the red, as some will have mortgage payments and other bills going out today or over the weekend.

The problem came to light last night. But the banks have promised that no customer will be left out of pocket if the error makes them overdrawn.

A spokeswoman said there had been a technical problem involving the payment processing systems. Initially the systems ran slower than usual, and then it was discovered that some data may have been corrupted.

More here.


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