Bank of Valletta to resume payments services outside Euro area

The bank said it was reactivating non-SEPA payment services and expects to have them fully operational by Monday

Bank of Valletta said it expected payments outside the Euro area by Monday
Bank of Valletta said it expected payments outside the Euro area by Monday

Bank of Valletta said that its third-party payment services outside the Euro area are being reactivated from its branch network, adding that it will endeavor to have them fully operational by Monday.

The bank said that in the meantime it would be working to also reinstate these payments though Internet Banking.

Last week, the bank suffered a cyber attack which forced it to shut down its operations. €13 million were transferred out of the bank as a result.

“Over the past days, bank employees focused their efforts on restoring normal service as well as on clearing up backlogs which accumulated due to the incident,” the bank said, adding that its operations were now close to normal.

“Payments of salaries, social benefits and pensions, both local and international are proceeding as usual and the bulk payment functionality, on the Bank’s internet banking, has also been reinstated.”

It said the “cyber incident” was currently the subject of a Criminal Inquiry before the Court of Magistrates.

The bank thanked its customers, various entities, the general public as well as its employees for their support.

It said that any queries should be directed to [email protected] or + 35621312020.    

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