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Online security

The internet is a wonderful world of things to read, buy and play and it's hard to imagine being without it. But while the majority of people use it for all the right reasons, there are growing numbers of online criminals trying to steal your identity and bank details, and ultimately get their hands on your money.

But it's not all doom and gloom. Though no online security system is completely foolproof, there are lots of easy steps you can take to protect yourself online so you can be sure you and your details remain as safe as possible. This section offers some of the main ways of doing just that.


How we help keep you safe

You might not always be aware of it, but we spend a lot of time in the background helping to keep you safe. Our security experts really are the invisible heroes of first direct - and they'll always be working to make sure you're kept as safe as possible.

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The Get Safe Online website is a joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement, leading businesses and the public sector, providing comprehensive information about the ways you can protect yourself online. Visit the Get Safe Online website for more information about the ways you can protect yourself online.

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Protecting your money

Your eligible deposits with HSBC Bank plc are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit protection scheme. This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with HSBC Bank plc and first direct.

Any total deposits you hold above the £85,000 limit between HSBC and first direct are not covered.






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