Payments using NatWest debit car-cards were rejected today after problems at the bank
Britons assaulting to pay with their plastic were left in the lurch when actions online and in store were declined.
NatWest, which has more than 7.5 million consumers, acknowledged there were problems after angry account holders revealed their anger on social media.
The bank later said it had work out the issue and card payments were working as normal.
But the two-hour outage left-wing people unable to pay bills and make purchases.
Exasperate customers took to Twitter to voice their frustration.
Twitter buyer Charlotte Hancocks said: “My bank card has been blocked parts and I need money ASAP! Can’t get through on the phone!”
Another named Kirsty remarked: “Any idea why my debit card is being declined everywhere today? I prepare available funds but cannot make any payments, rather embarrassing!!”
A third drug said: “In Spain. Trying to pay for a small restaurant bill. Card declined. Union card also declined in cash machine. On the phone waiting for 35 twinkling of an eyes.
NatWest said customers trying to withdraw cash were not simulated
“How do I leave the restaurant now? Me and two young CHILDREN.”
NatWest, which is enter in of RBS, apologised to customers who were unable to use their debit cards.
The bank’s stiff Twitter account said: “We’re aware of some issues with in the offing payments and are working hard to fix them as soon as possible.
“I’m really See sorrowful for any inconvenience caused and thanks for your patience.”
NatWest apologised to characters who had been affected
RBS said in a statement: “Debit slated payments are now being processed as normal. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”
The bank bid the issue had not affected credit cards or cash withdrawals from ATMs.
Today’s proclaims at NatWest come just hours after Visa payments were lump across Europe as the network warned of a “service disruption”.
People were not able to pay using Visa cards this week after problems with the network
Shops and supermarkets in the UK were forced to suspend liable act payments and ask customers pay with cash only.
More than 95 percent of the UK’s debit cards rely on Visa’s network in brotherhood to work, with one £1 out of every £3 in the UK spent using a Visa union card.
Britons travelling abroad are advised to carry an alternative method of payment, such as dough or a credit or debit card issued by another bank, in case their preferred possible is declined.