ATM system change to halt transactions for two hours


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ATM system change to halt transactions for two hours
The Nation / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: The Bank of Thailand announced today that commercial bank customers would be unable to conduct transactions with a different bank or with overseas banks through ATM machines for a short period on Friday night due to system testing.

The testing period will run from midnight to 2am on November 15, Central Bank’s spokesman Jirathep Seniwongse na Ayutthaya, said.

National ITMX, the interbank payment system provider, needs to halt teller and transaction systems between local and banks and local and foreign banks for a short period in order to transfer the current ATM system to the new center.

The company will first examine the ATM system’s connectivity from 10pm to midnight on November 14. The central bank confirmed the public could use ATMs as usual during that period, as the operation would not affect the services.

If a problem occurs while the testing is in process, the company and member banks will immediately switch to the old system to ensure normal service.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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