The State Bank of India (SBI) said on Saturday that its digital banking services will remain suspended for a period of two hours from tonight 11.30pm till 1.30am tomorrow. Taking to Twitter, the bank informed its customers that during these two hours, internet banking, YONO, YONO Lite, UPI services will be unavailable.

“We will be undertaking maintenance activities between 23.30 hrs on 17/07/2021 and 1:30 hrs on 18/07/2021. During this period, Internet Banking/YONO/YONO Lite/UPI services will be unavailable. We regret the inconvenience caused and request you to bear with us,” SBI wrote on the microblogging site.

This is the fourth time this month that digital banking services of the public sector bank were hit due to maintenance activities. Just yesterday, the services were halted for 40 minutes from 11pm to 11.40pm on. Last week, the services were unavailable for a few hours between July 10 and July 11. And on July 4 too, SBI customers were unable to avail digital banking services.

Meanwhile, Dinesh Kumar Khara, SBI’s chairman said that work is being done towards launching the next version of YONO- which is the bank’s integrated digital banking platform, according to a report by Hindustan Times’ sister publication, Livehindustan on Saturday. More than 8 crore customers are associated with SBI’s internet banking services while YONO has 3.5 crore users and 13.5 crore users are subscribed to UPI services, the Livehindustan report added.

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