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Cell service disruption has affected banks in Yarmouth

The Royal Bank entry where ABM machines are located was packed with people Friday afternoon. It was one of the few ABMs in town that were working during the cell service disruption.
The Royal Bank entry where ABM machines are located was packed with people Friday afternoon. It was one of the few ABMs in town that were working during the cell service disruption.

YARMOUTH - The widespread loss of cell service in Atlantic Canada and possibly beyond, affected banking service.

A quick tour of banks on Main Street, Yarmouth, around 1:45 p.m. Friday found two banks closed: Bank of Montreal and CIBC (which was closed yesterday due to its proximity to a building being examined for structural stability).

Sign in the door at the Royal Bank, Main Street, Yarmouth

Toronto Dominion Bank had an employee stationed at the door allowing entry on a client-by-client basis with limited withdrawals permitted.  Clients were also encouraged to turn to online banking where bill payments and the transfer of funds could be performed.  It was uncertain as to how long the bank would be open on Friday.

At Coastal Financial the ABM was not working but a kiosk inside the bank was using Eastlink service and clients could print off their information and withdraw funds from counter attendants.

Scotiabank was cashing cheques for clients and customers that were known to staff. There was no ABM service and clients could not withdraw funds through counter service.

The ABM at Scotiabank was displaying this message Friday afternoon.

At the Royal Bank, clients were serviced one client at a time. ABM service was available in the entry, which was packed with people.

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