Planned Outages

Barclays Planned Maintenance (CDS Impact) – Sunday 03rd December 2023

Barclays will be carrying out planned maintenance on their File Gateway environment on Sunday 03rd December, 3am to 3pm this may have an impact on processing durations for some declarations. If you use Barclays please be aware:• For payments in CDS Cash Account or Duty Deferment Account, Faster Payments is the only bank payment scheme which would normally process on Saturdays and Sundays, so there is no alternative during the outage. The recommendation would be to pay into the account in advance of the outage to ensure sufficient balance was already present.• For Immediate Payment the alternative during the outage would be via the Online Payment Service using Corporate Credit Card or Debit Card. This doesn’t require any change to the declarations, you can choose to make the payment via any supported route, no matter which of the specific Immediate Payment MOP codes you use.In either scenario, no declarations will be rejected, but they will be held pending release or clearance if the required funds are delayed by the use of Faster Payments during the Barclays outage.