Tens of thousands of people in the UK received surprising money from Santander UK on their first birthday. On December 25, the bank mistakenly deposited a total of 130 million pounds into 75,000 accounts.
Employees of the bank, the British branch of the Spanish financial institution Santander, are trying to get their money back. However, their efforts are complicated by the fact that most of the erroneously sent payments went to accounts in competing banks. The BBC.com portal tells us so.
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The error is that the payments of two thousand companies were repeated. “We’re sorry that some of our corporate customers’ payments were incorrectly duplicated due to technical issues.UK Santander Bank said in a statement. She added that some people mistakenly received a salary from their employer twice.
Santander UK said it had already started contacting rival banks whose wrongly sent payments had gone into their accounts. These include Barclays, HSBC, Natwest, Co-operative Bank and Virgin Money.
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