UK bank staff fired after trying it on after IT crash

TSB Bank IT crash hit 1.9 million customers Credit: Shutterstock

MANY of the staff working for TSB Bank had their current accounts with their employer and were amongst the 1.9 million affected by a major IT crash in 2018.

All customers were entitled to compensation but some employees took advantage of their knowledge of how the compensation worked and allegedly made false claims in order to receive the maximum pay out.

The bank (which is a subsidiary of Sabadell) has accused eight members of staff of making false claims and has sacked five whilst three were allowed to resign.

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.

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