Do not worry, the bank will continue to have sufficient cash, but debit cards, credit and prepaid customers SBM will not be operational for several hours that night. To be more precise, debit cards will not work at 20 hours and 14 March until 2:00 the next day. While credit cards and prepaid will not be operational 20 hours until March 14 and 6:00 the next day.
In a statement issued on Friday March 8, SBM explains that business interruption is due to work on the system of payment cards. Indeed, it will be completely changed and the new system will come into operation on the morning of March 15. This change of system should in particular enable the implementation of new services and innovations still kept secret by the second bank.
Recall that the SBM is a pioneer in the field of electronic payments. The bank, for example, launched in May 2011 SBM Billpay service that allows its customers to pay for its ATM network electricity bills with the Central Electricity Board (CEB), fixed telephone from Mauritius Telecom, postpaid mobile phone with Orange and water from the Central Water Authority (CWA). SBM also offers since April 2012 Orange Money. It is a system that allows Orange customers and SBM to pay their bills via SMS fixed telephone from Mauritius Telecom postpaid mobile phone from Orange, electricity to the CEB and since March 1 their income taxes to the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA).