- Bank's IT malfunction offers more cash withdrawals than account balances.
- Enthusiastic spenders flock to ATMs and stores for a short-lived shopping spree.
- Bank regains control, reminds customers of impending debits for overdraws.
In an unexpected twist of events, the Bank of Ireland became the inadvertent Robin Hood of banking – but for one night only.
Due to a technical hiccup, thousands of customers got a surprise, finding they could draw more funds than they actually had in their accounts.
The streets of Dublin, Limerick, and Navan echoed with the symphony of ATM beeps, with the Gardai eventually having to regulate the ATM frenzy.
And oh, the shopping! Videos surfaced of shoppers gleefully splurging on large TVs. But alas, the fun was short-lived. The bank quickly caught on, reminding customers that there's no such thing as a free lunch (or free money).
They urged folks not to spend money they didn't own and assured that the app and online services were back in action after the snafu, much to the relief (or dismay?) of many.
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