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Bank Pekao has a long technical break – what happens with your money?

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Polish bank, Pekao S.A. announced that during this weekend (18-20 November) they will be doing some necessary work in their system. It’s connected to Pekao S.A. – Idea Bank merger that was forced by the BFG (Banking Guarantee Fund). All clients will be transferred and be served by Pekao employees. Therefore, it requires serious work with the Pekao system.

Technical break is a result of neccesary work regarding transfer of Idea Bank S.A. clients. From 3.00 PM on 20th November to 12.00 AM on 21st November, Pekao24, PeoPay and Pekao24Makler apps will not be available. Also from 10.00 PM on 19th November to 6.00 AM on 22nd November, the PekaoBiznes24 and PekaoConnect services won’t be accesable.

Bank Pekao S.A. announcement

It creates a serious problem for both individual and business clients of the bank. No one will be able to do any online transactions, BLIK payments, or internet banking. Pekao S.A. assures that card payments in brick and mortar shops and ATMs will be working. But a lot of things can happen during the technical break.


Allegro still in the race for clients

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One of the biggest Polish e-commerce companies, Allegro tries to compete with international giants such as Aliexpress or Amazon. Both of those corporations are already entering the Polish market and creating real danger for smaller firms.

That’s why Allegro announced launching its own parcel lockers. Those automated boxes called One Box will be 90% made of recyclable wood and be powered with renewable energy. The company plans to install 3000 lockers by the end of 2022 all over the country. The first ones to use those boxes will be citizens of Warsaw. The strategic partner in this One Box project is UPS.

Allegro startuje z własnymi automatami paczkowymi One Box

Allegro doesn’t stop there. They also informed that one of their most popular function, Smart subscription, will be cheaper (39zl instead of 49zl). This offers free shipping of the products partnered with the firm. This decision was made due to the upcoming Black Friday and Christmas shopping period.