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IF forced to delay launch a second time

Halifax has been forced to postpone the launch of its online bank Intelligent Finance for a second time.

After delaying it in July 24 hours before it was due to go live, Halifax conceded IF would not be available to consumers until this month contrary to previous plans to launch it in August.

IF chief executive Jim Spowart says: “We have decided to run the accounts for our staff before opening our doors to other customers.”

He refused to say when the system would finally be up and running.

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