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Impact on payments: Monday 19 September bank holiday for the state funeral of Her Majesty the Queen

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen and we send our sincerest condolences to all those who are mourning this upsetting news.

A bank holiday for the state funeral of Her Majesty the Queen has been announced for Monday 19 September 2022.

Our systems will follow bank holiday protocol, and operate a non-processing day on Monday 19 September 2022.

Please refer to our Q&As for more information.

Is the Bacs Payment System closed on the 19 September 2022 bank holiday?
Yes. Please see revised processing calendar below:

PAYMENT ARRIVAL DATE LATEST PROCESSING DATE SUBMISSION DATE
Thursday 15 September Wednesday 14 September Tuesday 13 September
Friday 16 September Thursday 15 September Wednesday 14 September
Tuesday 20 September Friday 16 September Thursday 15 September
Wednesday 21 September Tuesday 20 September Friday 16 September
Thursday 22 September Wednesday 21 September Tuesday 20 September

Should you have any questions or experience any issues, refer to our Q&As or contact your sponsoring payment service provider.

Is the Faster Payment System closed on the 19 September 2022 bank holiday?
Faster Payments will continue to operate 24/7/365, consistent with normal bank holiday operating protocol. Standing Order payments, will not operate, consistent with normal bank holiday operating protocol.

Is the Image Clearing System closed on the 19 September 2022 bank holiday?
Yes, consistent with normal bank holiday operating protocol.

Will the Current Account Switch Service be affected by the 19 September 2022 bank holiday?
The 19 September 2022 will act as a non-business day. If a switch was due to take place over this date, the completion date of the switch will be moved by one business day.