Five o'clock and all's not well
17:05 - Using Firefox 3.0.12 under Ubuntu, there's a big fat blank page. It's got the title, "Barclays Online Banking - Login Step 1 or 2 - Mozilla Firefox", but there's nothing else there at all.
17:11 - A-ha! The rest of the login screen slowly assembles itself. I click Continue, and the Step 2 of 2 screen turns up within a minute. (What speed!) Bang in the PinSentry code, and...
17:17 - "1100 - Sorry - we are unable to log you into Online Banking as your details do not match our records. Please carefully re-enter your details. If you've forgotten any of your login details, select the 'Forgotten your login details?' link on the screen to get a membership number reminder or to re-set your passcode/memorable word if you login with a passcode/memorable word.
"Your Online Banking service
"We're currently experiencing technical problems in Online Banking that mean some of you may not be able to log in to the service. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and suggest you try logging in again later.
"Message updated 27 July 2009."
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No, there was no chance that I'd given the wrong login information.