Bank of Ireland ‘glitch’ double charging customers

Just thought I’d let people know.

I spotted a double charge on my account, for a pretty significant sum of money (is there any other kind?).

When I rang up to query it, I was told Bank of Ireland have changed their computer systems recently (Two weeks or so).

As a result, some transactions are being applied to accounts twice if they were processed through Laser, or if they were a Pass machine withdrawal.

They say that if you spot the double charge, and ring them up to complain, they’ll send an email to their programmers to reverse the second charge.

I suggested to the polite customer services person that the bank might want to warn their clients to be alert for these double charges, as they could suffer additional charges (from appearing to breach their overdraft limits, for example) unless they spotted the bank’s mistake.


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