Are RBS And NatWest The First Victims Of “Bank Transfer Day”
by Tyler Durden
Earlier today we received the following email from a reader: “RBS systems are down today – ALL of them. I asked whether they knew that HSBC was down yesterday – replied yes – I suggested that they might do well to make an announcement to stop people from getting the right idea 8). The reason for the outage was given as “an update which did not go as expected” Some update – took out ALL their systems I was told. Pongs worse than the old Billingsgate fish market.” We now have confirmation this is the case. From BBC: “RBS and NatWest customers have been unable to check accounts online because of problems caused by maintenance work, the Royal Bank of Scotland has said. Problems arose after the maintenance work went wrong and meant account balances were not updated overnight. Some accounts have not been credited when they should have been and there have been problems for some customers making withdrawals from cash machines. In a statement, the bank apologised for “any inconvenience caused”. The Royal Bank of Scotland hopes to resolve the issue within hours.” We find it odd how not only one but two banks are down on a Saturday, the same day that is incidentally Bank Transfer Day. So: who will be doing “maintenance work” next?