Local Ulster Bank branches opening today and tomorrow

A number of Ulster Bank branches in the North West are opening today and tomorrow in an effort to help customers affected by a technical problem at the company.

It's prevented the automatic payment of salary and social welfare cheques to more than 100-thousand people in recent days.

The Ulster Bank branch in Letterkenny will remain open until 3 o'clock this afternoon, and from 10am to 1pm tomorrow, to facilitate customers affected by the bank's technical problems this week.

A spokesperson says the backlog in sorting out payments will be fully cleared by Monday morning.

In the North, the branches in Omagh, Strabane and Coleraine are open today, as are the Culmore and Millenium Forum branches in Derry. Tomorrow, branches will open in Omagh, Coleraine and the Waterside in Derry.