Public sector UCO Bank on Thursday said it has been able to recover around Rs 649 crore out of Rs 820 crore, which is about 79 per cent of the amount “erroneously credited” to some customers due to a technical issue in the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS).
“The bank has initiated requisite actions to recover the balance amount of Rs 171 crore and the matter has also been reported to the law enforcement agencies for necessary action,” it said in an exchange filing.
During the period from November 10 to 13, the bank observed that due to technical issue in IMPS, certain transactions initiated by holders of other banks have resulted in credit to the account holders in UCO Bank without actual receipt of money from these banks, UCO bank said in another filing. Money is instantly transferred in the IMPS system from one account to another account.
“The bank, as a precautionary measure, has made the IMPS channel offline and is working closely with the stakeholders to resolve the issue and restore the IMPS services at the earliest,” it said.
“The bank re-iterates and assures that all other critical systems are operational and available. The bank continues to provide safe and secured services to customers,” it said.
The financial impact, if any, due to the development is yet to be ascertained and the bank will endeavour to intimate the ascertainment, the bank said.
UCO Bank shares were trading 1 per cent lower at Rs 39.43 on the BSE on Thursday.