FNB pulls the plug on Internet Explorer 8

FNB has announced that it will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), and will begin phasing out the “old technology” on 14 September 2014.

In an email sent out to clients, the bank said that any of its banking customers still using IE8 will be unable to access online banking once the phasing out begins.

“We are phasing out Internet Explorer 8 in September of this year. If you’re still using this outdated browser, you’ll no longer be able to access the FNB website or login to your banking profile. ”

“We therefore recommend that you upgrade to the most recent version,” FNB told clients.

The phasing out is a direct result of Microsoft stopping support for Windows XP.

Support for Windows XP stopped on 8 April 2014, and Internet Explorer 8 is the only version of Internet Explorer that is available to use on Windows XP.

“FNB cannot be restricted by the limitations Internet Explorer 8 imposes on our ability to develop a world class Online Banking system.”

“To this end we recommend that if you use Windows XP you download Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to operate our solution effectively,” FNB said.

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