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Data centre failure hits CommBank cards, mobile and online banking

“”We have two data centres that support the app and NetBank and unfortunately one of them has had an issue and so there is a lot of demand on one data centre,” he says. “If customers are struggling to log on, I’d encourage them to wait five or 10 minutes and try again. My sincere […]
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Companies

PayThink Visa’s outage shows the value of modern quality assurance

“Even as the payments landscape has become increasingly complicated and convoluted over the past several years, many industry players have not kept pace with their payments testing methods or tools. Too many payment providers still rely on dated, decaying and disjointed systems for monitoring, testing and maintaining their payment channels.”
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Target Checkouts Hit by Outage for a Second Day in a Row

“Like many other companies, Target uses NCR as a vendor to help accept payments, and on Sunday afternoon NCR experienced an issue at one of their data centers. While this was not an issue within Target’s technology system, Target was unable to process select card payments at some stores for about 90 minutes.”
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Risk & Fraud

Mexico Commerce Upended With Part of Banking System Offline

“Problems at a Mexico City data-processing center caused widespread failure across the nation’s banking system on Saturday, with companies and consumers reporting a spike in declined payments and transactions.  Banks including Grupo Financiero Banorte SAB and the Mexican units of HSBC Holdings Plc and Banco Santander SA reported the problems on Twitter. The issue was […]