A man granted bail was forced to spend the weekend in prison because of computer problems at the Royal Bank of Scotland that hit millions of customers.
RBS has been battling to clear a huge backlog of transactions after a failed update to its software last week left millions of Britons unable to make payments, access their accounts or even receive their wages.
The unnamed prisoner was granted bail at Canterbury Crown Court in Kent, southeast England, but was not freed until Monday because the problems at RBS meant it was unclear whether his bail payment had been made.
In a second case in London, a defendant was freed when the court made allowances for the problem, the Courts and Tribunals Service said.
"We are aware of only two cases where there was a banking issue," the service said in a statement.
"We were advised of one case by barristers yesterday morning. It related to a case last Friday and court staff used their discretion to ensure that the defendant was released as soon as possible yesterday morning," he added.
"In the second case, the judge made a judicial decision last Friday to release the defendant given the circumstances."
The computer error, which has also affected customers at RBS-owned lenders NatWest and Ulster Bank, has now been fixed — but the state-rescued bank has been forced to extend opening hours at all three to battle the backlog.
An RBS spokesman has said that a "large majority" of the three lenders' combined 15 million personal banking customers had been affected by the IT meltdown.
RBS chief executive Stephen Hester, who has issued a public apology, insisted on Monday that the bank was making progress in sorting out the mess and said senior executives would face "proper accountability".
"We're well on the road to recovery. Fingers crossed all the bugs have been got out but we feel a corner has been turned," he told Sky News television.
RBS is already struggling to repair a battered reputation after a massive bailout in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Now 82-percent owned by the British government, it last month posted a first quarter net loss of $2.46 billion, almost three times the loss posted a year earlier.