On Sunday, Absa reported that their digital channels are temporarily inaccessible. In addition, because digital ATMs are now unavailable, the bank urged its customers to use alternative banking channels, such as ATMs, for their banking needs.
Absa made the announcement via their Twitter account. Because ATMs and in-store cashback channels are now the only banking channels accessible, the bank has urged its customers to use them. It also claims to be doing everything necessary to restore digital banking services as soon as feasible in order to avoid extended inconvenience.
“Our digital channels are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working hard to get them back up and running as soon as possible. ATMs are unaffected, and you can use your card in-store while we work on this,” the tweet said.
Sipho Pityana, the bank’s chief independent director, was recently fired, and he recently sued the Reserve Bank’s Prudential Authority for allegedly unfairly barring him from becoming Absa’s chair. According to Absa, the boards of directors of Absa Group and Absa Bank have agreed that Pityana will resign as lead independent director and chair of the remuneration committee, as well as a member of the directors’ affairs committee, with immediate effect.
“Shareholders are informed that the Absa Group and Absa Bank boards have resolved that Sipho M Pityana will cease to be a lead independent director of Absa Group and Absa Bank, chairperson of the Remuneration Committee (RemCo) and, as a consequence, member of the directors’ affairs committee (DAC), with immediate effect,” the bank said
Absa Bank Group Limited (ABGL) controls 11 banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (two companies), Uganda, and Zambia. Namibia and Nigeria have representatives for the organization. Sello Moloko, a former Momentum Metropolitan, has been appointed as the new Absa Chairperson.