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Tens of thousands of Westpac-owned St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA customers were reeling on Monday following an outage of online, mobile, and telephone banking at the banks.
To add further salt to customers' wounds, the banks branches were closed on Monday in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, and the ACT due to the Labour Day public holiday.
"Went out for lunch and couldn't transfer money to pay was extremely embarrassing!" wrote St George customer Jules Lewis on the bank's Facebook page on Sunday afternoon.
"All plans now cancelled for this evening as we have no access to funds without internet or phone banking....cheers St George."
Wrote another customer, Chris Garrett: "Thanks St George, for the ruined long weekend. Thank you for confining my family to the house as our holiday plans require us to access our money... This is an absolute joke.
"You will be losing a record amount of customers come Tuesday."
Wrote another, Brianne Lowe: "This is absolutely ridiculous!! It's a public holiday and we can't go anywhere or do anything! I can't put petrol in my car, can't buy nappies and I cannot do my food shopping so I have no idea what we will be eating for dinner.
"Hurry up and get it fixed. Your IT guys need a kick up the ass."
Here's my question - Why do people keep ALL their money in the bank? Why do folks depend solely on digital money?