posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 06:50 AM
Situation still ongoing with no real date/time as to when everything will be back to normal.
Although there is a comment that the actual problem with the system was now fixed, there is a back log..
It may be that they are only saying that in order to calm everyone down and make it look good..
A few snippets stand out though, one of those being the amount of people affected by this;
NatWest has 7.5 million personal banking customers.
The bank did not say how many people had been affected across the group, but Ulster Bank said that 100,000 of its customers had been affected by "a
major technical issue".
"We are working hard to minimise the impact and will ensure that those who are affected do not suffer any financial loss," Ulster Bank said in a
Whereas Yahoo reckons their is around 12 million affected.. how they came to this number we can only guess...
Up to 12 million Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) customers are still unable to pay bills, move money or get their salaries
after a computer glitch froze their bank accounts.
Technical issues with its computers has now meant that payments in or out of accounts had not been made since Wednesday evening.
The Yahoo report was from 2 hours and 37 minutes ago ATOP..
As for the problem being fixed...
The underlying technical issue has now been resolved, according to a source within RBS.
However the inconvenience to customers is likely to continue throughout Friday as staff try to clear the backlog.
The weekend will provide a breathing space to update payments in and out of accounts, although there is no guarantee that everything will be back to
normal by Monday.
The BBC had posted this early this morning, but as it says it has been updated it does not say when it was originally posted or what any updates
Yahoo has this to say;
Natwest said that an "update was imminent" but that there was still problems with its system that has prevented customers from getting
up-to-date balance and from making payments.
Lack of communication? BBC getting news first? or just simple lazy reporting on the 'fixed' side of the story..
Looks like this is gonna hit a lot of people really hard and Natwest/RBS etc may be seeing a lot of claims for compensation real soon..
I reckon you should all go to your local branch and close the account.. withdraw all your money.. tell them that any money due to go in should be
forwarded to your chosen location..
let them work for their wage, then let the banks fall as they'll have no customers.. or money..
Just an idea..