Here’s how to fix that annoying Tangerine Bank ATM error: “Sorry, due to technical difficulties we can’t process your request right now. Please contact 1-888-464-3232 for assistance.”
The solution is pretty darn simple.
I had a new Tangerine account that I hadn’t used for a few weeks and when I finally got around to trying to make a deposit I received the error that I quoted above. I must have returned to the Tangerine ATM for a week trying again and again assuming that there was some sort of temporary technical problem.
Then I realized how dumb I was being. It turns out that I was pressing “Savings Account” when actually I had a chequing account. I returned to the ATM and sure enough once I selected chequing account the machine operated just fine.
So if you’re getting the error try selecting the other account type. That will probably fix things for you.
(Tangerine: I know this is my fault for forgetting what kind of account I had but maybe you could change your systems to actually say: “Hey dumb dumb you don’t have a savings account, try chequing.”)