The Press Association wrote:Wages glitch at building society
Quote from Nationwide on The Press Association wrote:Nationwide said that a "small minority" of its Flex current account customers were affected by the problem.
What they have failed to point out is that this money was scheduled for withdrawal yesterday. I was due a payment but it didn't go through. Likewise for a few friends of mine who bank with Nationwide. That means that my money, their's and everyone else caught in this 'minority of Flex current account customers,' is sitting in the Nationwide central account gaining interest for Nationwide.
I phoned the local DHSS building and the staff there explained that "due to an error no-one's money cleared." They also said "the money would definitely be there tomorrow." That they were "sorry for the inconvenience."
No money today either. I phoned Nationwide but they're off on holidays now because it's New Year's Eve. I phoned the DHSS again and they told me that anyone due to be paid through a Nationwide or Royal Bank of Scotland account would have to physically make their way to the local branch with identification. No payments are being made at ATM's. I'm skint and the local branch is over 4 miles away! There's a stalled bus service and warnings on the news saying 'not to go out because the roads are treacherous with black ice.' Taxi fares are double fare today because of the holiday. What that means is yesterday, today and tomorrow (New Year's Day) my money isn't available to me.
I'm curious, would I be entitled to the interest + any expenses I'm out already e.g; taxi fares to hole-in-wall and back home earlier today, cost of phone calls to DHSS about it? What about the stress this has caused me and everyone else either in employment or unemployed, who have yet again been ripped off or heavily inconvenienced by the Nationwide Building Society?
Tonight I'll be having crackers and cheese with black tea for my dinner. I still have some frozen Brussel sprouts and a tin of hot dogs that I can cook for my New Year's Day dinner tomorrow. That's if my electric stays on of course. It's perilously low at the moment. If there are any problems on Friday I'm going to report that I have been robbed to the Police. It would be wise of them to take my compaint seriously because I will be recording it.
Among friends - rumours abounded that the Nationwide had gone into liquidation and robbed us all on the way out. That was very easy to believe earlier today but not the case. It shows the levels of trust people have for the banks these days though.
The quotes up above were taken from:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpres ... 1wZOx_773A
What a way to start 2009 eh?