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Barclays On-line Banking deserves better error messages

02 January 2014  |  3566 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday 1st January I logged in to Barclays Internet Banking as usual, to make a payment to a new Payee. When I progressed to submit the payment, I got an error message no.6 "we have technical issues, please try again later". Thinking the service might be down for planned outages on it being New Years Day, I waited 5 hours and tried ag...

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National Savings and Investments are rather too lethargic

17 April 2013  |  11122 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

National Savings & Investments : Once you've bought your Premium Bonds online then you are ’obliged’ to register with NS&I’s "Online and Phone Service", ostensibly for your “Security and Convenience”. Until they’ve processed your registration (which has to be done on paper), you can’t access your Account on-line. If you try you ...

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RBS Internet Banking is not for the English

28 January 2013  |  4381 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I had fun with RBS Internet Banking on Sunday. When I went to Login as usual via a page dedicated to RBS Customers in England, I got an error message that my Login credentials hd not been recognised. ...

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PCI is not onerous - it's too weak

13 January 2012  |  4111 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Despite all the bleating about PCI over the years, I found it to be too weak. With all the focus on Cardholder Data - as being that on the Mag Stripe - namely Cardnumber, Cardholder Name, Expiry Date...

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Citi demonstrates lack of good Security practice - ditto BBC

16 June 2011  |  5026 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

As reported, this greatly surprises me - apparently placing the Credit Card number within the URL, and thus by changing the URL exposes other Credit Card details within having to go through the Access...

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How to get hold of 8 million dollars

05 April 2011  |  5933 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recall some 25 years ago being told via e-mail to change the Bank Account that my employers Direct Debits would be credited to from a High Street branch of Lloyds to one in a small local village wit...

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Epsilon breach is quite far reaching

05 April 2011  |  4113 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I've worked with Epsilon on a few occasions over the years. Hilton Hotels has outsourced all of the processing associated with their HiltonHonors Loyalty program to Epsilon, which includes having your...

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How Visa card-to-card cash transfer work in practice?

28 February 2011  |  9866 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Be interested to fully understand how it works - for example : a) how does the recipient get informed that the funds are available? b) if they go to the ATM to withdraw the funds as Cash, what are ...

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British Telecom sends Customers personal details unencrypted

30 September 2010  |  4201 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

[I'm surprised I haven't seen anything elsewhere on Finextra on the ACS:Law fiasco] BT has admitted it sent the personal details of more than 500 customers as an unsecured document to legal firm ACS:...

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World Cup Data Breach at FIFA

07 September 2010  |  3869 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Good old FIFA - in accordance with the EU Data Protection Act they should have deleted data pertaining to Ticket Sales from the 2006 World Cup in Germany shortly thereafter - but they didn't. A da

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