Ulster Bank branches to stay open until 7 o clock everyday until Friday

The doors of 80 Ulster Bank branches will stay open until 7 o'clock every day until Friday to deal with the payments backlog following last week's system failure.

Officials from the Central Bank met with management at Ulster Bank yesterday to put pressure on them to resolve the issue.

The technical glitch - which was revealed last Wednesday - affected money lodged to accounts but it has since been fixed.

Jim Ryan, Managing Director of Branch Banking at Ulster Bank, says they're doing their best to facilitate customers: