Barclays computers suffer Monday morning meltdown
IT layoff programme disrupted?
Barclays online banking suffered intermittent service for about an hour this morning. The issue also hit some other systems at the bank.
We received several emails from readers unable to log in to their accounts and one unable to make a purchase using their Barclays business debit card. The business banking contact number was also unavailable. Some readers got a "currently unavailable" message while others got a warning page about security certificates.
A spokeswoman for Barclays said: "We had intermittent service on the website for about an hour this morning which had some impact on other systems. Everything should be working again now though."
Barclays and Barclaycard, in the midst of laying off IT staff, have suffered at least four outages this year. ®
Retail vs Business
Being an ex-Barclays IT Guy, I was told, on numerous occasion, that Bracleys aren't that interested in the retail side of banking. Private, Business and International were the money makers.
worst bank ever
I've requested my bank statements for the last year and I've received them after 6 weeks. Also they were incomplete, so they are worthless. I have never seen and I hope I never will see such a combo of bad IT systems and stupid people.
Wasn't just online
As seen as I couldn't get onto on-line banking I went into my local branch at lunch time, as there was a massive queue inside I tried to get a balance from their ATM, and neither of my accounts worked. I braved going inside only to be told their computer systems weren't working!
Sounds like a bigger issue than just on-line banking.