"SIBS confirms the unavailability that affected operations carried out after 18:15, at Multibanco Automatic Payment Terminals (TPA) and caused instability in Multibanco Automated Teller Machines (CA). All other SIBS services were operating normally", said the company that manages the network.

In a note to Lusa, SIBS adds, without mentioning the causes of the constraints in payments and withdrawals, that "SIBS's technical teams intervened immediately, which allowed the recovery of services from 19:30".

"At this moment, the services are operational, and the SIBS teams remain closely monitoring their operation", they add, also regretting "the inconveniences resulting from this occurrence".

Earlier, SIBS had confirmed "the existence of some constraints in the TPA network", guaranteeing that it was "making every effort to overcome this situation", after several complaints of the impossibility of making withdrawals and payments with Multibanco machines.