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Computer problems close Blackburn bank
COMPUTER problems have forced the Blackburn town centre branch of the Halifax to temporarily close today.
Concerned customers have been unable to access the bank fully since Thursday, when a combination of bad weather and a power cut damaged the servers in the building in King William Street.
One woman customer, who asked not to be named, said: “On Thursday they had to shut early because there’d been a power cut, it was okay on Friday, then ever since there’s been problems.
“Old people are having problems getting their pensions out, and young people can’t get to their money to pay bills.
“It’s a massive inconvenience for everyone because you can’t get to see anyone and their systems are down.”
A Halifax spokesperson said: “Due to a bad weather and a power cut in the area late Saturday, the servers in the branch were damaged.
“Engineers are working on site to enable us to re-open the branch as soon as possible. Customers are still able to use the external ATMs to withdraw funds. ”