World News – GB – Barclays online banking services blocked, leaving customers stranded on their accounts

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BARCLAYS customers were excluded from online banking and their payments were delayed after a problem with the website

The bank confirmed the problems after hundreds of people said they could not log into accounts online today

Data from Down Detector – which tracks outages on major services – indicates that the problems started around 944h

At the height of the problem, nearly 600 customers encountered problems in cities like London, Cardiff and Birmingham, and as of 4 p.m. Barclays says the problems are still ongoing

The bank did not want to tell us how many customers are affected by saying only that it is a « small number », but given that it has millions of users, it could mean that thousands are affected

Barclays adds that affected customers who have made a payment using the app or online banking must wait four hours before trying to make the same payment again

Do not return any payment in the meantime if you have received an error message because payment may still be processed

Customers can also use the app, contact Barclays through its automated telephone banking services, or speak to the bank by phone

Customers took to Twitter to express their frustration, writing: « @Barclays your online banking is down on payday What the hell is going on? »

Another said: « @Barclays tried unsuccessfully to access online banking all morning Need to process some urgent payments What’s going on? »

Kay said: « @Barclays is online banking down? If so, some kind of communication and an apology would be appreciated! How long before this is fixed? »

IF you’ve been affected by a bank failure, your entitlement to a refund usually depends on how the issue affected you

If you plan to file a complaint, you will need to gather evidence of how disturbed you have been

Try to note when you were unable to access the website or app and any charges you incurred as a result

If your credit rating has been affected by a service outage, because you received late fees after being unable to complete a transaction, for example, you should also keep track of it

You’ll also want to take note of any bank members you’ve spoken to when trying to resolve the issue

If you are not satisfied with the way the bank handled your problem, you can contact the Free Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)

David complained to the bank for trying to access her money online « all morning », while Gem said the problem meant she « couldn’t pay the staff »

A spokesperson for Barclays said: « A small number of our customers are having problems logging into their online banking. We apologize for this and are working to resolve it as soon as possible »

Barclays has a service verification page on their website so you can see if there is a problem

This includes any issues with its app, website, or if scheduled maintenance could interfere with your service

If you want to make a complaint, you can do so through online chat, phone, letter or email web form

If you are unlucky with Barclays or if you do not get a response within eight weeks, you can file your complaint with the free financial mediation service.

This is the second time this month that Barclays has experienced an outage, which has affected thousands of customers

Last month thousands of customers were unable to access Santander online bank accounts after a problem

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