NatWest – Ongoing Information System Failure 2013.

8 Mar

NatWest having previously been hit by an information system failure, have been hit again yesterday March 7th 2013. This proving that information system failure is an ongoing matter.
Millions of Natwest customers were left unable to withdraw cash or make transactions on Wednesday, less than a year after IT problems left many unable to move money or pay bills for days.The bank said that online and telephone banking, cash withdrawals and payments had been affected. It said it understood that a majority of UK customers had been affected. But no reason was given for the problems.

NatWest also confirmed the problem on its customer services , social media’s, Twitter account: “We are aware of the problems our customers are having and apologise, we will provide more information as soon as we have it.” But the apology was met with scorn  feedback by hundreds of its customers, with many angry replies that the bank had suffered yet another system failure. This is not the first time the bank has experienced this problem, this is their second failure in the last two years!NatWest is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland group. Last June “technical issues” led to delays to balances being updated and millions of customers having problems using their cards for three days.RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank had to extend opening hours at their branches to help customers who had been unable to pay bills, move money or whose salaries had not been paid.The following month more than 700,000 customers were affected by a “human error” that resulted in some accounts being debited twice.  Is this good enough? It is clearly evident that information system failure is a continuous problem and is still prevalent even today.



3 Responses to “NatWest – Ongoing Information System Failure 2013.”

  1. sad111708665 March 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Great blog! Good to see current news items included when one blogs about IS. The NatWest glitch seems familiar to us, as Ulster Bank here in Ireland had a sustained software blackout last year and they are still in the process of compensating the many customers that were effected.
    Best of luck with your project 🙂

  2. sad112759089 March 9, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    Very interesting blog. Surprised to see that there still is issues in the current affairs in relation to I.S. and that it is NatWest 2nd time to fail in the last 2 years!!

  3. sad111413042 March 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Great blog!! Unbelievable that they could have two major failures within a year!

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