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Lloyds and Bank of Scotland hit by payment processing problems

Customers of Lloyds and Bank of Scotland have reported a host of payment processing problems as UK banks yet again fail to deliver banking services. In the repellent realm of Twitter, some users reported that wages weren’t paid at the end of the month. With the processing system down, bosses couldn’t pay their staff and […]

Lloyds to cut 49 more branches

The UK trade union Unite has revealed that Lloyds has informed staff it will be closing another 49 branches of the Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds, resulting in 99 job losses. Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer, says: “Having returned to profitability Lloyds needs to stop ignoring its corporate social responsibilities. Just over six months […]

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland hit by system outages

The customers of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland have been affected by an online and mobile banking glitch that is preventing access to accounts or telling users they don’t have an account with the bank. The banks say their phone lines are back to normal, but online and mobile banking are facing “intermittent issues”. […]

Four UK banks sign up for VocaLink’s Zapp app

Four of the UK’s biggest high street banks have signed up to launch Zapp’s “Pay by Bank app” mobile payment service. Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Halifax and Lloyds Bank are working with Zapp, VocaLink’s payments innovation team, to deliver the service. David Yates, CEO VocaLink, says the gang of four join a “growing number of […]

Google to bring Android Pay to UK

Google is bringing Android Pay to the UK market – with Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society the first to support it. This latest move follows Android Pay’s launch in the US in September 2015, and it should be available in the UK “in the […]

Apple Pay comes to UK next month

Apple Pay will be available in the UK from next month, with eight of the UK’s most established banks and the major credit and debit card networks supporting it – along with Transport for London.