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 January – 31 March 2021. Our next update, for April – June 2021, will be in August 2021. 

Average availability of our Channels99.96%
Payments Performance       904 Ms
Accounts Performance        1,541 Ms

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

AvailabilityJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Online Banking channel100.00%100.00%100.00%
Mobile Banking channel100.00%100.00%100.00%
Open Banking channel99.78%100.00%99.88%
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 informationJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Online Banking channel873871845
Mobile Banking channel933934912
Open Banking channel1,142840785
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 informationJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Online Banking channel2,5712,0601,796
Mobile Banking channel1,6881,7061,798
Open Banking channel791766694
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 fundsJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Open Banking channel928918714
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 rateJanuaryFebruaryMarch
Open Banking channel0.21%0.33%0.66%
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.

Open Banking - Availability graph MAY21

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

Open Banking - Payment Response Time graph MAY21

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

Open Banking - Accounts Response Time graph MAY21

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.

Open Banking - Confirmation of funds graph MAY21

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.

Open Banking - Error rate graph MAY21
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