If I transfer say £1000 from one account to another bank account, both in UK, why does it take 3 to 5 days ???? I know in this computer age that it is a simple computer transaction that takes a second to do so why do the banks hold onto it ?? I know the money is moved around the system to increase the banks profit but that is not what I am asking. I am asking WHY ?? how do the banks get away with it. ??