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Denmark's Unidanmark Says It Found Y2K Fault in Its Unitel Payment System By Jenny Penser
Unidanmark Says It Found Y2K Fault in Its Unitel Payment System
Copenhagen, Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Unidanmark A/S, Denmark's second-largest bank, said it identified a glitch in its Unitel payment and information system for corporate clients that probably relates to the millennium changeover.
An unidentified client today saw the information on his customers erased when he tried to remove some data on payments -- something the client does from time to time without problem. The information is now being updated manually. Unidanmark said all its 8,000 Unitel customers have been informed of the fault, which doesn't prevent the daily use of the system. ``The fault is with the system deliverer although the responsibility is ours,'' said Torben Laustsen, head of corporate communications at Unidanmark, declining to name the supplier. ``The problem relates to a module in the program'' and should be rectified ``within a few days.''
Overall, Denmark and the rest of the Nordic countries have seen a smooth transition into the new millennium. No major problems in the banking, transportation, power and communications sectors have been reported.
The Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri said today that every 10th Internet-banking customer in Sweden has been hurt by computer faults. The problems happened to those that didn't upgrade their Web browsers to be able to handle the date change.
SEB AB said in a report to Sweden's financial watchdog that a ``few hundred'' of its clients have experienced problems. Skandiabanken said it has been able to serve its 300 affected clients via telephone.
Kapital Holding A/S and Jyske Bank A/S, two of Denmark's other main banks, said they haven't seen any problems in their systems related to the changeover to the year 2000.
Unidanmark shares slid 3 kroner, or 0.6 percent, to 517.
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