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Banking safety

Advice for students about keeping your bank account details secure

  • Please remember to keep your details safe, don't share your bank details with anyone you are not sure about and make sure you always log out of internet banking properly.
  • When entering bank account details online (e.g. while shopping), make sure the start of your webpage URL begins with 'https://' rather than 'http://' to indicate that it's a secure page. Some browsers also have a padlock icon beside the URL (Google Chrome) or an icon saying 'Secure' (Internet Explorer). These are also security signs you should look out for when entering passwords online. 
  • Make sure you are aware of how your bank will communicate with you and do not respond to emails (a.k.a. 'phishing' emails) that ask you to enter account details. If you think your account details have been compromised, contact your bank straight away.
  • The Students' Association's The Advice Place regularly meets students seeking help who have been offered jobs that involve them using their personal bank accounts to transfer money for their employer. This is money laundering and it is ILLEGAL! Further information on money laundering can be found on the Student's Association website. 

Contact The Advice Place or your bank if you are concerned about the safety of your bank account details, especially if you think their safety might have been compromised. 

Money Laundering page of the University Student's Association website

The Advice Place