Newsflash: Bank of Valletta ATM system down – UPDATED

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Several customers have reported that the Bank of Valletta ATM system is currently down. Bank clients who have contacted this news portal have reported that there is considerable panic inside branches with the customer care helpline on 21312020 impossible to reach.

Additionally due to the system failure, BOV cards are not working on HSBC or APS bank machines.

More soon…..

In reply to our report BOV commented thus:

Re your story on ATMs on Maltawinds, the ATM network was down for about 4 minutes due to a required system reboot with no branches having any problems in dealing with customers – would appreciate if you could update your story accordingly.

However, this news portal has copies of atm chits which indicate that the outage lasted from at least 9.15 to 9.30.
All atms were affected by the outage.
Sources who spoke to this news portal also said that the BOV internet banking is also down with transfers having been affected at around 830am have not gone through.
Updated 12:50 : ATMs still not working according to clients