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HKMA's update on operation of banking system and financial market

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     According to the reports to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from banks as at 8am today (October 20), five branches of five banks were affected and temporarily closed. Temporary suspension of ATM services (including cash withdrawal, and deposit and cheque deposit) in the affected areas is expected.  The HKMA has requested banks to resume services as soon as circumstances permit. Customers should pay attention to the relevant banks' announcements regarding affected branches and ATMs. The HKMA will also publish on its website relevant updates from time to time.

Ends/Monday, October 20, 2014
Issued at HKT 10:08


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