Barclays hit by computer glitch

Barclays hit by computer glitch

A technical glitch left millions of Barclays Bank customers unable to withdraw cash from ATMs or use telephone and Internet banking services over the Easter holiday weekend.

In a statement on its Web site, Barclays says all services have now been fully restored and steps have been taken to prevent the fault reccuring.

The bank says due to an IT hardware fault, customers in the South of England were unable to access either Barclays or other Link ATMs, as well as online or telephone banking services, for the majority of Easter Sunday.

According to press reports, the technical glitch shut down half the bank's 3000 ATMs across southern England.

The bank also told press that an investigation showed that the systems failure had nothing to do with the change over to British Summer Time on Saturday night.

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