A system-wide banking issue has resulted in some bank customers experiencing delays in receiving credit payments today - including child welfare payments. 

A problem with the European Payments Infrastructure overnight saw some banking customers failing to receive payments first thing this morning.

Ulster Bank, AIB and Permanent TSB all confirmed that some of their customers had been impacted by the delay.

However, the Irish Banking and Payments Federation has said that all affected payments are now being processed and should be received by customers by this afternoon.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection confirmed that an issue had affected some social welfare payments through certain banks.

The Department said it had processed all its payments as usual.