Customers of Stanbic Bank Kenya were left stunned on Monday morning as they woke up to thousands of unexpected deposits in their accounts.
As they rushed to check their balances, they soon realized that they could not access their accounts online or via M-Pesa transactions.
This caused widespread panic among customers who wondered what was happening with their hard-earned money.
In response to the situation, Stanbic Bank Kenya quickly shut down its online and mobile banking systems, locking customers out of their accounts.
The bank later released a statement, saying that the incident was under investigation and that they were taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of their customers’ data.
However, they did not mention the safety of customer deposits or the missing millions from accounts, leaving many customers in the dark.
The bank admitted that the incident was caused by “disruptions” in their IT systems, but did not elaborate on the details.
Despite being assured that their data is safe, many are still concerned about the fate of their money.
The recent incident is the latest in a wave of complaints targeting the lender.
Some customers have also been reporting that most of its ATMs in the city, from Galleria to Valley Arcade to Hurlingham, do not have enough cash.
This has further worsened their frustration and anxiety about the status of their funds at the bank.
As the story continues to unravel, Stanbic Bank Kenya now finds itself at a crossroads.
The lender, which was once highly regarded for its services, is facing a rapid decline in confidence levels among its clientele.
The new leadership under former KCB boss Joshua Oigara, who took the helm just recently, has a daunting challenge ahead of him with the bank’s once-sterling reputation at great risk of being tarnished.
The road ahead is uncertain as the bank faces the daunting task of restoring customer confidence and rebuilding its reputation.
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