AUSTRALIANS have been left stranded in shops, on trains and even in McDonald’s after an outage continues to cause issues.
FRUSTRATED customers of Commonwealth Bank have been warned to “get someone else to buy them dinner” after major outages on Wednesday left them without the ability to use their accounts.
Credit card balances disappeared both from the major bank’s smartphone app and its online banking facility, NetBank, around 8am according to Aussie Outages, instead showing only the funds customers had in savings. BPAY and PayPal are also reportedly affected while users have expressed frustration over Travel cards being declined overseas.
Yet eight hours later, the problem still appeared to be affecting customers, with one user complaining: “Got a fair few angry customers at my place of work”.
Other customers report not receiving their paid wages and some busines sowners are complaining they are losing money over lost transactions.
Other customers complained of a domino effect, including running late to pick up children and others being left red-faced at checkout counters.
The bank has not yet announced an ETA over when the problem will be solved despite telling news.com.au it was a “matter of priority”.
h/t Third Eye King