..."working on a fix, which one Twitter user imagined thus:"
Disappointment. I was expecting something more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq_LX8HXg4c
Clydesdale and Yorkshire bank users have been unable to log in to their accounts or see transactions today, thanks to a non-specific “technical issue”. Users took to social media to complain about the unscheduled downtime that has affected mobile, telephone and internet banking since around 0830 GMT this morning. The bank, …
Someone I know pretty well has banked with the Clydesdale since they had a bank account. They were so pissed off with the new online banking thingy, I think because it made setting up new payees painful in some stupid way (the existing OTP device apparently was not enough, you needed one which sent a small payment in the form of a shard chipped from your soul to
The DevilMark Zuckerberg every time you used it or something), that they're in the process of moving everything. Turns out to have been the right decision.
(Not, of course, that I wish to imply that Mark Zuckerberg is in any way satanic, you understand.)
Me other half works for the banks and they are apparently just a group of small warring tribes held under the rule of executives who would make the boardroom of Robocop's OCP look like morally upstanding philanthropists.
And generally everyone who works for the bank hates working for the bank.
CYBG say, "Service is available in branches and across our ATM network.". Afraid not, after having my card declined at a store, I went to a branch, lucky I was in the town that hadn't had their branch closed, and they could do nothing either as they couldn't get balances so couldn't do anything else. ATMs were giving a message that I had reached the transaction limit on a larger withdrawal, when I hadn't taken anything out at all, though I was able to take out multiple small amounts OK. Seemed to be sorted for me about 13:30.
And this is why I have accounts in three different banks; VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards; and substantial cash in my safe. If everything hits the fan, I’m holding physical gold, silver, and copper.
The last thing I want is to be dependent on government during a time of crisis.
I am the crusty old man down the street, driving a seventeen year old car (in excellent running condition). You aren’t going to find me if that day comes. There are many of us conservative, rich old farts flying under the radar, living a good life, worry-free of what the future may bring.
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