Lives of NatWest customers still screwed up by snarl-up
If you’re a NatWest customer, you could be entering the weekend not knowing if you’ll have any cash to get you through until Sunday. The computer problems that have beset the bank for the past couple of days STILL haven’t been sorted, leading to chaos across the country.
The bank are saying that the problem itself has been mended by their boffins, but there’s still a huge backlog of payments that have failed to be processed, with some customers complaining that wages that were due into their accounts haven’t appeared. It’s all okay though folks – NatWest have said that no one will be left out of pocket. Which should be a given really, as it’s not their money that has temporarily vanished.
NatWest will be keeping more than 1,000 branches open until 7pm this evening (Friday) and Saturday-opening branches will stay open until 6pm tomorrow in an attempt to provide the best service possible to account holders. Those same Saturday branches will also open for three hours from 9am on Sunday, as an added ‘bonus’, with the bank saying that emergency cash could be made available to customers who have found themselves potless as a result of the snarl-up.
A NatWest statement mewled:
"We are continuing to experience technical issues with our systems.As a result, money credited to accounts overnight may not be appearing on balances today. This problem is strictly of a technical nature and we are working hard to fix it as soon as possible.
"Staff in our branches and at our call centres are ready and available to answer any questions. Staff in branches will also be able to assist impacted customers who need access to cash."
We here at Bitterwallet believe that this proves once and for all that ‘money’ doesn’t even exist and that we should return to the system of bartering and ‘potato payments’ that served us so well until decimalisation in 1971. End of statement.