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Old 20-12-2010, 11:55 AM
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Default Why don't banks process transaction on weekends?

It's 2010, not 1980. Why can't I transfer money from one bank to another on a Friday and expect to see the money in my account on Saturday or even Sunday?

Surely in the age of electronic processing it should be possible to run transactions every single day of the year? Or do they turn their computers off for the weekend?

What a rort. They certainly take the money immediately.
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Old 20-12-2010, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Why don't banks process transaction on weekends?

Whilst it is an automated process, the reconciliation requires a manual look over. This is only done on weekdays.

That is if it is millions out it needs correcting immediately. With billion dollars profit could this be done, yes, but they wont, people accept this.
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Old 20-12-2010, 01:37 PM
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Whilst it is an automated process, the reconciliation requires a manual look over. This is only done on weekdays.

That is if it is millions out it needs correcting immediately. With billion dollars profit could this be done, yes, but they wont, people accept this.
Ridiculous. The banks are making so much money that surely they can afford to pay someone to do this on weekends as well.

I rang the bank and took them to task over this, they stated that if I wanted it done quicker I could go in to a branch. The obvious "there's no branches open on weekends" reply was met with silence.
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Old 20-12-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: Why don't banks process transaction on weekends?

i imagine it's cos they then hold your money for 2 days getting interest on it... but then this is just my speculating why they're merkins
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Old 21-12-2010, 10:17 AM
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The obvious "there's no branches open on weekends" reply was met with silence.
The Commonwealth has a few branches open on Saturdays in Sydney
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Old 21-12-2010, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Why don't banks process transaction on weekends?

Just remember the money goes out of your account immediately, but doesn't appear in the receiver's account till Monday or Tuesday

so meanwhile they are having a party at your expense with your money
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Just remember the money goes out of your account immediately, but doesn't appear in the receiver's account till Monday or Tuesday

so meanwhile they are having a party at your expense with your money
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Old 21-12-2010, 03:53 PM
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Default Re: Why don't banks process transaction on weekends?

There was an article about this on the "7pm project" the other day. According to a leading bank when asked "Where does the money go on the weekend whilst in limbo?"..."Errrrr it just goes."

Apparently also according to the same article it is illegal for the bank to invest it short term whilst it is inbetween the payer and payee.
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Old 21-12-2010, 07:49 PM
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Illegal to invest...very hard to prove though if this is not occurring.
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Old 23-12-2010, 09:57 AM
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The Commonwealth has a few branches open on Saturdays in Sydney
And that helps a Canberran how?
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