Central Banking

RBA suffers payments outage after fire test

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lost power to its main data centre today after a test of fire control systems shut off power, causing payments to fail across the country.

The central bank first put out a statement on the issue via Twitter at 13.40 Sydney time, saying the power supply had been “temporarily interrupted” and that systems were being restored at a back-up location.

Bank customers reported some payments were failing, though shortly after its initial statement, the RBA said the

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