Payments glitch at HSBC leaves thousands of Britons without wages


A woman uses a cash point machine at a HSBC bank in the City of London Thousands of Britons failed to receive their wages on Friday when a problem at Europe’s biggest bank HSBC prevented some of its business customers from making payments.

The glitch affected payments made by the companies through Britain’s Bacs system, which processes electronic transactions.

“Approximately 275,000 payments have been affected, including payments to customers of other banks,” HSBC said.

The bank later said the majority of transactions would be completed over the course of Friday afternoon and early evening, with any remaining payments completed overnight.

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