‘Normal’ service for Ulster back customers by July 16th

Ulster Bank says it expects its services will resume as normal by July 16th.

The bank's 150 thousand customers have been severely disrupted over the past two weeks by a major technical problem at the bank.

In a statement issued this morning, Ulster Bank says it's made significant progress during the past few days in bringing the backlog of customer's transactions back up-to-date on its systems.

It says only a relatively small number of transactions are still outstanding and it expects next week will be the final week of any significant delays for its customers.

This statement comes as Ulster Bank officials are due to get a grilling from politicians tomorrow over this debacle, when they appear before an Oireachtas Finance Committee.