Customers reported being unable to log in, despite being connected to the internet and updating the app.
As a result, many weren’t able to transfer money for urgent reasons, such as bills or travel to work.
As of 11am, Virgin confirmed that the problems with the apps had been resolved.
A Virgin Money spokesperson said: “We’re pleased to say that our digital services are now back up and running and customers can access their accounts as normal. We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused.”
Here’s a look at what might be have caused the issues with Virgin Money and wider Virgin services.
Why is my Virgin Money app not working?
The problems with the Virgin Money app appeared to be related to wider problems with Virgin services, with outage monitoring service Downdetector reporting hundreds of problems with the company, including 76 per cent connected with landline internet, 14 per cent with signal, and 10 per cent with streaming.
Within the Virgin Money app, the error message read: “We’re sorry, our banking app is currently unavailable but we are working hard to get things up and running.”
Virgin Money did not initially respond to complaints on X (formerly Twitter) or make a public statement about the outage.
Customers, however, have shared their issues with not being able to access the banking app, with one X user writing: “Everything I have is in my savings and I have bills to pay this morning… I can’t transfer leaving me penniless!”
Other users reported issues lasting from last week, such as not being able to transfer funds or even make a complaint within the app as directed.
@VirginMoney what going on can't transfer money or make a complaint in your app
— mark mccarry (@macca2281) September 5, 2023
— Lauren Jayne (@Laurenbres) August 29, 2023
@VirginMoney App currently down. Isn't this the danger when cash slowly starts disappearing? The second you can't see your account, you're screwed!
— 𝔻𝕖𝕒𝕟 𝕁𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕁𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕤 (@DeanJackJones) September 7, 2023
— Nicola (3,3) (@cryptozenith1) August 31, 2023
According to Downdetector, problems with Virgin Media spiked at 9pm on Wednesday night, with 232 issues reported, but continued to rise throughout Thursday morning.