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Barclays’ online banking system and app go DOWN

Barclays becomes the third bank this WEEK to suffer online banking issues: Thousands of customers struggle to access their accounts… days after NatWest and HSBC also had problems

  • Barclays’ online banking system and app have both crashed this morning
  • Thousands of customers complained of being unable to access their accounts
  • Barclays customers first began experiencing issues at around 06:00 BST
  • MailOnline has approached the bank to find out what is causing the problems 


Barclays’ online banking system and app appears to have crashed this morning, leaving thousands of customers unable to access their accounts.

According to Down Detector, which monitors website outages, around 2,000 users began experiencing issues at around 06:00 BST. 

A number of people have taken to social media to express their frustration.

One Barclays customer wrote on Twitter: ‘Barclays is there a problem with online banking can’t see my account??’

Another added: ‘Is anyone else’s Barclays app down?? Can’t see any of my accounts when I open the app?’

Barclays’ online banking system and app appears to have crashed this morning, leaving thousands of customers unable to access their accounts

According to Down Detector, which monitors website outages, around 2,000 users began experiencing issues at around 06:00 BST

According to Down Detector, which monitors website outages, around 2,000 users began experiencing issues at around 06:00 BST

The majority of issues reported – 68 per cent – related to mobile banking, while a further 25 per cent were about online banking and 7 per cent mobile log ins, according to  Down Detector. 

MailOnline has approached Barclays for a comment about the outage. 

Down Detector gets network status updates from various sources including social media and reports submitted to its website. 

Down Detector’s ‘heat map’ of user-submitted problem reports shows affected customers are mostly in London and Plymouth, with other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham hit too. 

Down Detector's 'heat map' of user-submitted problem reports shows affected customers are mostly in London and Plymouth, with other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham hit too

Down Detector’s ‘heat map’ of user-submitted problem reports shows affected customers are mostly in London and Plymouth, with other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham hit too

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