Millions of bank customers at Nationwide and Natwest were left unable to access cash or found they had been overcharged after severe computer problems hit two of Britain’s biggest banks.

By , Consumer Affairs Editor

5:27PM BST 26 Jul 2012

The IT glitches at Nationwide and Natwest come just weeks after a bungled software update left up to 12 million Natwest and RBS customers unable to pay bills or move money.

Consumer groups called for savers to be compensated and said that the computer problems are proof of “widespread failure” in the banking system.

Over 700,000 customers at the Nationwide building society were told today that they had been charged twice for making purchases with their debit cards.

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