Online security

Browser compatibility

Our service is designed to work with the latest versions of the most popular browsers. We recommend that you use the latest version of your browser.

The service should still work with older versions and less common browsers, although we can't guarantee your online experience and we won't be able to investigate any errors you may find.

As new browser versions are released, we will test them for compatibility with our service.

Protecting your online accounts

We're committed to protecting your money.

We use the latest technology and have a variety of security measures to keep your money and personal details secure.

Read more about:

What we're doing to protect your accounts

What steps you can take to keep your account safe

Our online fraud guarantee

The government has also launched a service to provide individuals and small businesses with advice on protecting computers against internet fraud. Visit to find out more.

Email fraud scams – also known as 'phishing'

'Phishing' is a known method of fraud where-by fraudsters send emails pretending to be from various high street banks, usually asking you to provide sign-in details such as your username, passwords and security details.

The designs can be very convincing and may even use words and images from genuine websites.

We would NEVER email you asking you to provide your sign-in details.

If you receive an email like this, take the following steps:

  • Do not access any links within the email
  • Under no circumstances provide your sign in details
  • Do not reply to the email
  • Forward the email to our fraud investigations team at and entitle the email 'Report' - then delete it immediately.

To give you further peace of mind, we have started including part of your postcode in the emails we send out. This is an additional piece of information to help identify that the email is from a genuine source.

If you're concerned you may have disclosed any personal or security details, call our helpdesk immediately on

0345 602 0000 (24 hours).

See our security section for more information on 'phishing' scams (including examples of fraudulent emails), plus information about spam, trojans and viruses.

Online service usage

The online service is intended for use by UK residents only. Before viewing the site from abroad you should ensure that you are not breaking any laws or regulations of the country you are in. You must not use the online service to apply for products whilst outside the UK.