That sounds so weird that it is hard to believe.
If you cannot transfer money to your friend's account, how can you transfer any money to any account? And if you cannot transfer money to another account, then why do you have a bank account at all? That doesn't make sense.
Maybe what you mean is that you could do it free of charge, and that now there is a small transaction fee, even if both accounts are in the same bank?
Or maybe the redesigned their web pages and you didn't find the correc page page for transfers to another account?