Lloyds and Bank of Scotland hit by payment processing problems
In the repellent realm of Twitter, some users reported that wages weren’t paid at the end of the month. With the processing system down, bosses couldn’t pay their staff and chaos ensued. No need to quote them all as it’s the usual British mixture of rage and frustration. Just another day in the UK really.
Lloyds responded: “We were experiencing delays when processing payments; however, this should now be resolved.”
Hi, I'm CB. We were experiencing delays when processing payments; however, this should now be resolved. Can you check to see if these have now been received?
— Lloyds Bank (@AskLloydsBank) November 30, 2017
Lloyds added: “The team have informed us that payments in and out of accounts should be made later today and will show the correct date when they arrive. If you’re negatively impacted by this, please let us know.”
Now it’s dark
Earlier this month, customers of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland were affected by an online and mobile banking glitch that prevented access to accounts or told users they don’t have an account with the bank.
In April, Lloyds, Halifax and NatWest customers were hit by online banking outage.
While in January, Lloyds, Halifax and TSB faced similar issues.
And on top of such glitches and hitches, the UK trade union Unite revealed that Lloyds informed staff it will be closing another 49 branches of the Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds, resulting in 99 job losses. This is on top of all the other cuts.