Our numbers below let you see how we’re doing with performance and availability around account information and making payments. 

All UK banks have been asked by the regulator to show you this information for Online Banking, Mobile Banking and for Open Banking. Open Banking is the name used by the financial industry to describe new services which let account holders share their financial information and give permission for banks and other authorised organisations to make payments from certain accounts. 
Open Banking was introduced by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to bring more competition and innovation to the financial services industry. It works using a secure system to let you register with other banks or authorised organisations (known as third party providers, or TPPs) and tell your bank to let them see and use your payment account details. For more information you may want to visit the Open Banking website.

Where we show you times in milliseconds, it’s reflecting the extreme speed at which our systems work. Anything less than 1000 MS takes less than a second to happen. 

We’ll update this information every quarter. This set of numbers shows performance from 1 October – 31 December 2020. Our next update, for January – March 2021, will be in May 2021. 

Average availability of our Channels99.9%
Average Payments Performance       973 Ms
Average Accounts Performance        1,504 Ms

Banking Channels Service Availability – The table below shows the average availability of our 3 customer channels.

AvailabilityOctoberNovemberDecember
Online Banking channel99.93%100.00%100.00%
Mobile Banking channel100.00%100.00%100.00%
Open Banking channel99.53%99.53%99.83%
Open Banking benchmark99.5%99.5%99.5%

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Payment Information – The table below shows the average time taken (in milliseconds) for us to process a payment for you.

Payment informationOctoberNovemberDecember
Online Banking channel927887873
Mobile Banking channel1,0951,116995
Open Banking channel8088541,206
Open Banking benchmark750750750

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Account Information – The table below shows the average time (in milliseconds) for us to provide you with customer information.

Account informationOctoberNovemberDecember
Online Banking channel2,4502,4902,543
Mobile Banking channel1,0731,1631,445
Open Banking channel746807821
Open Banking benchmark750750750

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Confirmation of funds – The table below shows the average time taken (in milliseconds) for us to provide you with confirmation that funds are available before initiating a payment.

Confirmation of fundsOctoberNovemberDecember
Open Banking channel737809878
Open Banking benchmark300300300

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Error rate – The table below shows the number of error messages we received from 3rd party providers, divided by the total number of successful requests we received for the day.

Error rateOctoberNovemberDecember
Open Banking channel0.16%0.14%0.06%
Open Banking benchmark0.50%0.50%0.50%

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Performance and availability as graphs

Banking channels service availability – This graph shows the average availability of our 3 customer channels.

Banking channels service availability – This graph shows the average availability of our 3 customer channels.

Payment information – This graph shows the average time taken (in milliseconds) for us to process a payment for you.

Payment information – This graph shows the average time taken for us to process a payment for you.

Account information –This graph shows the average time (in milliseconds) for us to provide you with customer information.

Account information –This graph shows the average time for us to provide you with customer information.

Confirmation of funds – This graph shows the average time taken (in milliseconds) for us to provide you with confirmation that funds are available before initiating a payment.

Confirmation of funds – This graph shows the average time taken for us to provide you with confirmation that funds are available before initiating a payment.

Error rate – This graph shows the number of error messages we received from 3rd party providers, divided by the total number of successful requests we received for the day.

Error rate – This graph shows the number of error messages we received from 3rd party providers, divided by the total number of successful requests we received for the day.
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