Wells Fargo blames power shutdown for nationwide outage affecting thousands of users


Wells Fargo is the latest bank to succumb to tech gremlins, leaving customers locked out of their mobile and online banking accounts on Thursday.

Wells Fargo bank customers should be able to access their accounts again, after a major all-day meltdown on Thursday.

The company on Twitter apologized to its customers and asked for patience while it once again sorted out the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The San Francisco based bank tweeted about the outage at about 9 a.m., and asked customers to check back for updates.

There were thousands of reports of the issue on the website Down Detector and users were reporting that the issues they were experiencing were with online banking, the website and mobile banking.

Wells Fargo says workers discovered the problem following routine maintenance. For instance, it said consumer credit card and mortgage balance weren't yet working. It tweeted earlier that it is working to restore service "as soon as possible".

The outage comes after a series of scandals at the bank, including bank practices such as phony accounts and manipulative sales practices.

It is unknown how many Wells Fargo customers were impacted.

The banking corporation verified the outage on Thursday after blaming the disruption on a "power shutdown" at one of their main facilities. Twitter complaints about Wells Fargo being down were nationwide, particularly in the parts of the country where Wells has a large presence, like the South, California and the East Coast.