Online fraud - FSA urges banks to help customers

Date of Publication: Thursday, 26 January 2006 12:00
City watchdog, the FSA (Financial Services Authority), is encouraging banks to engage consumers in tackling online fraud. It comes in the FSA's Financial Risk Outlook 2006, due out Wednesday.

The publication highlights the risks the FSA believes will be important in the next 18 months, and how these may affect the regulator's ability to meet its statutory objectives and strategic aims.

In a chapter on financial crime the watchdog outlines the key findings of consumer research undertaken to gauge confidence in internet banking.

The research found that consumer confidence in internet banking is fragile. Half of active internet users said they were 'extremely' or 'very' concerned about the potential fraud risk of making an online transaction.

Consumers who conduct their banking online are taking steps to protect themselves against fraud, by installing security software on their PC, but over a quarter didn't know when they last updated their software or updated it infrequently.

Meanwhile, 5% of online bankers have no security software installed on their PC at all - the most common reasons cited including: "it is too expensive", that they "don't need it" or they "don't understand" what it is.

Elsewhere, 59% of internet users believe it's possible that someone could access an online account and commit fraud without the account holder having supplied their log-in details. Only 21% find it unlikely. 45-54 year olds are most concerned (54%) about online fraud while 15-17 year olds are least concerned (38%).

Nearly all users (95%) surveyed believe that at least some security responsibility should lie with the bank while 45% believe banks should take sole responsibility.

According to APACs, the UK Payment Association, fraud losses through internet banking were £14.5 million in the six months to June 2005. Although this is relatively low, losses have more than trebled since the same period in 2004 (£4 million).

The FSA's research found that if banks were to tackle these losses by shifting the liability fully towards the consumer, more than three quarters (77%) of users say they would abandon internet banking.

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Thursday, 26 January 2006 12:00
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Provider
AER
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O/D Rate
O/D Buffer
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5.00%
£1,000
0%
£2,000
0%
£1
No Offer
£100
5.00%
£1
No Offer
£25
0%
£1
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0%
£1
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N/A
£100

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Halifax
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Barclays
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Santander Everyday Current Account

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Santander 123 Mini Current Account

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TSB Classic Account

TSB
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Natwest Select Platinum Current Account

NatWest
  • Pay £16.00 per month and get the following benefits:
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M&S Premium Current Account

Marks & Spencer
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  • Automatic £500 overdraft available as soon as you open your account – and the first £100 is interest-free (subject to status).

M&S Premium Current Account with insurance

Marks & Spencer
  • **Get £50 M&S gift card for opening an account and a further £100 M&S gift card for switching their account to M&S Bank**
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  • Automatic £500 overdraft available as soon as you open your account – and the first £100 is interest-free (subject to status)

Top 5 Savings Accounts

Provider
AER
Notice
Interest Paid
Min Bal
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1.00%
Instant
Annually
£1,000
1.00%
Instant
Monthly
£1,000
1.25%
30 Days
Monthly
£1,000
1.50%
Fixed term for 1 year
Monthly
£1,000
1.15%
60 days
Annually
£10,000

Scottish Widows Direct Transfer Account

Scottish Widows
  • Minimum balance £1000
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  • No notice period or penalties for withdrawals
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Aldermore Easy Access Saver

Aldermore
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Aldermore 30 Day Notice Account

Aldermore
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Aldermore 1 Year Fixed Rate ISA

Aldermore
  • Transparent - our competitive rates are not artificially inflated by bonuses or introductory offers
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  • Accessible - open an account with just £1,000
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  • Unlimited withdrawals - access your money whenever you need it, without restriction or loss of interest
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Manchester Building Society Platinum 60 Day Notice (Issue 5)

  • Get up 1.15% AER/gross on on balances over £10,000 up to £75k.
  • 60 day notice on withdrawals
  • Interest Rates (AERs) - The interest rate is variable and will be altered at the Society's discretion.
  • Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on 31st October.
  • Tax Status - Interest will be paid gross or net of tax**, depending on your status.
  • Conditions for Bonus payments - Not Applicable
  • Withdrawal Arrangements - Withdrawals are available by providing 60 days notice. Up to 6 withdrawals are available in each calendar year.
  • Access - Post, Branch or Agency.

RBS Instant Saver

RBS
  • Balances from £1 receive a rate of 0.50% AER / 0.50%Gross p.a. (variable) rising to 0.75% AER / 0.75%Gross p.a. (variable) for balances of £25,000 or more.
  • Quarterly interest paid directly into your account.
  • Access your money in branch, over the phone
  • No penalties and no withdrawal charges
  • Easy to manage with our online banking service and our mobile banking apps.
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Natwest Instant Saver

NatWest
  • Balances from £1 receive a rate of 0.50% AER / 0.50%Gross p.a. (variable) rising to 0.75% AER / 0.75%Gross p.a. (variable) for balances of £25,000 or more.
  • Quarterly interest paid directly into your account.
  • Access your money in branch, over the phone
  • No penalties and no withdrawal charges
  • Easy to manage with our online banking service and our mobile banking apps.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

SBI UK Easy Access Savings Account

  • Minimum deposit amount of £500
  • Interest paid on balances above £500 and below £1,000,000
  • Account managed online or by visiting our branch
  • Interest paid on a monthly basis
  • Debit card provided only to the primary account holder if requested
  • Available to an individual, 18 years or over, who is ordinarily resident in the UK for tax purposes and has a permanent UK address
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Manchester Building Society Platinum 45 Day Notice (Issue 5)

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  • Withdrawals are permitted at 45-day notice.
  • Interest is calculated daily and will be paid annually.
  • The interest rate is variable and is subject to change.
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AER
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1.10%
Fixed term for 1 year
£10,000
1.10%
Fixed term for 1 year
£5,000
1.35%
Fixed term for 2 years
£5,000
2.55%
Fixed term for 3 years
£1,000
3.21%
Fixed term for 5 years
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Lloyds Bank International 1 Year Bond

Lloyds Bank
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  • Fixed interest rates of 2.75% AER/Gross*.
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NatWest 1 Year Fixed Term Savings Account

NatWest
  • 1.10% AER/Gross p.a. (fixed)
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  • At maturity, we will automatically reinvest your deposit for you into a new Fixed Rate Bond of the same term and interest frequency, unless you tell us otherwise
  • Limited offer - may be withdrawn at anytime
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NatWest 2 Year Fixed Term Savings Account

NatWest
  • Save between £5,000 - £500,000
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  • No partial withdrawals or additional deposits are allowed.
  • Funds must be left untouched for the term of the bond. Early closure may result in a charge equivalent to 90 days’ gross interest for our 1 year Fixed Rate Bond and 180 days' gross interest for our 2 year Fixed Rate Bond
  • You will need to have a NatWest current account or instant access savings accounts (excluding all Cash ISA accounts) for the payment of interest
  • Available to Natwest Personal & Private customers aged 18 years or over
  • At maturity, we will automatically reinvest your deposit for you into a new Fixed Rate Bond of the same term and interest frequency, unless you tell us otherwise
  • This is a limited offer and may be withdrawn from sale at any time
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Vanquis Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Vanquis
  • Available Online Only.
  • Deposit between £1,000 to £250,000 for THREE YEARS in ONE PAYMENT and benefit from a guaranteed savings rate.
  • Annual or Monthly interest options available.
  • Sole or Joint Accounts.
  • Restricted to UK residents 18 years or older.
  • No additional deposits, withdrawals or closure during term.
  • Vanquis Bank is a UK bank with operations and call centres in London, Chatham, Bradford and Newcastle, and is part of the Provident Financial Group, a FTSE 250 company founded over 130 years ago.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Vanquis Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Vanquis
  • Available Online Only.
  • Deposit between £1,000 to £250,000 for FIVE YEARS in ONE PAYMENT and benefit from a guaranteed savings rate.
  • Annual or Monthly interest options available.
  • Sole or Joint Accounts.
  • Restricted to UK residents 18 years or older.
  • No additional deposits, withdrawals or closure during term.
  • Vanquis Bank is a UK bank with operations and call centres in London, Chatham, Bradford and Newcastle, and is part of the Provident Financial Group, a FTSE 250 company founded over 130 years ago.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Aldermore 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Aldermore
  • Transparent - our competitive rates are not artificially inflated by bonuses or introductory offers
  • Fast and easy setup - open an account, complete identity checks and move your money in minutes
  • Accessible - open an account with just £1,000
  • Easy to manage - do it online, by phone or by post
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

RBS 1 Year Fixed Term Savings Account

RBS
  • 1.10% AER/Gross p.a. (fixed)
  • Existing Customers only - You will need to have a RBS current account or instant access savings account (excluding all cash ISA accounts) from which to pay into your bond and for the payment of interest
  • Easy application - as the application can be completed quickly online when you have a nominated account. Single account application only
  • Save from £5,000- the maximum is £500,000
  • Simple- Fixed Rate Bond: Internet Only Edition has one rate of interest which starts once the bond account is opened and your funds are in
  • If you change your mind about opening your Fixed Rate Bond you have a 14-day period from the date your Bond has been opened, in which to contact us to cancel your Bond without incurring an interest charge
  • No partial withdrawals or additional deposits are allowed - you may close your Fixed Rate Bond prior to the maturity date by providing a written instruction to your branch, and giving 35 days’ notice. There will be an interest charge equivalent to 90 days' gross interest
  • You may close your Fixed Rate Bond in the event of death or involuntary redundancy. In those circumstances, an interest charge will not apply. 35 days notice will still be required
  • At maturity, we will automatically reinvest your deposit for you into a new Fixed Rate Bond of the same term and interest frequency, unless you tell us otherwise
  • Limited offer - may be withdrawn at anytime
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

RBS 2 Year Fixed Term Savings Account

RBS
  • Save between £5,000 - £500,000
  • Your Fixed Rate Bond will be opened within 5 working days of the funds being deposited from your nominated account and will run from the date of opening until the date of maturity
  • If you change your mind about opening your Fixed Rate Bond you have a 14-day period from the date your Bond has been opened to cancel it without charge
  • No partial withdrawals or additional deposits are allowed.
  • Funds must be left untouched for the term of the bond. Early closure may result in a charge equivalent to 90 days’ gross interest for our 1 year Fixed Rate Bond and 180 days' gross interest for our 2 year Fixed Rate Bond
  • You will need to have a RBS current account or instant access savings accounts (excluding all Cash ISA accounts) for the payment of interest
  • Available to RBS Personal & Private customers aged 18 years or over
  • At maturity, we will automatically reinvest your deposit for you into a new Fixed Rate Bond of the same term and interest frequency, unless you tell us otherwise
  • This is a limited offer and may be withdrawn from sale at any time
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Vanquis Bank 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Vanquis
  • Available Online Only.
  • Deposit between £1,000 to £250,000 for THREE YEARS in ONE PAYMENT and benefit from a guaranteed savings rate.
  • Annual or Monthly interest options available.
  • Sole or Joint Accounts.
  • Restricted to UK residents 18 years or older.
  • No additional deposits, withdrawals or closure during term.
  • Vanquis Bank is a UK bank with operations and call centres in London, Chatham, Bradford and Newcastle, and is part of the Provident Financial Group, a FTSE 250 company founded over 130 years ago.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Bank of Cyprus UK 3 Year Bond

Bank of Cyprus UK
  • Interest is paid annually
  • Early withdrawals not permitted
  • Available to individuals (single and joint applicants)
  • Conditions are available here
  • Available in Sterling only.

Aldermore 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Aldermore
  • Transparent - our competitive rates are not artificially inflated by bonuses or introductory offers
  • Fast and easy setup - open an account, complete identity checks and move your money in minutes
  • Accessible - open an account with just £1,000
  • Easy to manage - do it online, by phone or by post
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Aldermore 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Aldermore
  • Transparent - our competitive rates are not artificially inflated by bonuses or introductory offers
  • Fast and easy setup - open an account, complete identity checks and move your money in minutes
  • Accessible - open an account with just £1,000
  • Easy to manage - do it online, by phone or by post
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Aldermore 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Aldermore
  • Transparent - our competitive rates are not artificially inflated by bonuses or introductory offers
  • Fast and easy setup - open an account, complete identity checks and move your money in minutes
  • Accessible - open an account with just £1,000
  • Easy to manage - do it online, by phone or by post
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £85,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Wellesley 6 Month Fixed Rate Bond

Wellesley
  • Investors can start with as little as £10
  • Rates are fixed for duration agreed.
  • All lending is secured on property.
  • Wellesley decides on which cases to lend on and handle the lending and collection of funds.
  • There is a 'provision fund' set aside to cover any loses should they occur.
  • Wellesley & Co lend the first 10% on any deal, and are the first to loose their investment if the loan is defaulted and the sale of the property does not produce enough funds to cover the loan made.
  • After this point the provision fund is in place to compensate savers.
  • Early redemption is possible by selling your investment to another investor. However, this can only occur if there is a willing buyer.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment. However Wellesley do offer their own compensation fund.

Funding Circle 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Funding Circle
  • You can choose the businesses you would like to lend to
  • Simple and easy online access
  • Lend from as little as £20
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment..

Wellesley 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Wellesley
  • Investors can start with as little as £10
  • Rates are fixed for duration agreed.
  • All lending is secured on property.
  • Wellesley decides on which cases to lend on and handle the lending and collection of funds.
  • There is a 'provision fund' set aside to cover any loses should they occur.
  • Wellesley & Co lend the first 10% on any deal, and are the first to loose their investment if the loan is defaulted and the sale of the property does not produce enough funds to cover the loan made.
  • After this point the provision fund is in place to compensate savers.
  • Early redemption is possible by selling your investment to another investor. However, this can only occur if there is a willing buyer.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment. However Wellesley do offer their own compensation fund.

Wellesley 18 Month Fixed Rate Bond

Wellesley
  • Investors can start with as little as £10
  • Rates are fixed for duration agreed.
  • All lending is secured on property.
  • Wellesley decides on which cases to lend on and handle the lending and collection of funds.
  • There is a 'provision fund' set aside to cover any loses should they occur.
  • Wellesley & Co lend the first 10% on any deal, and are the first to loose their investment if the loan is defaulted and the sale of the property does not produce enough funds to cover the loan made.
  • After this point the provision fund is in place to compensate savers.
  • Early redemption is possible by selling your investment to another investor. However, this can only occur if there is a willing buyer.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment. However Wellesley do offer their own compensation fund.

Wellesley 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Wellesley
  • Investors can start with as little as £10
  • Rates are fixed for duration agreed.
  • All lending is secured on property.
  • Wellesley decides on which cases to lend on and handle the lending and collection of funds.
  • There is a 'provision fund' set aside to cover any loses should they occur.
  • Wellesley & Co lend the first 10% on any deal, and are the first to loose their investment if the loan is defaulted and the sale of the property does not produce enough funds to cover the loan made.
  • After this point the provision fund is in place to compensate savers.
  • Early redemption is possible by selling your investment to another investor. However, this can only occur if there is a willing buyer.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment. However Wellesley do offer their own compensation fund.

Wellesley 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Wellesley
  • Investors can start with as little as £10
  • Rates are fixed for duration agreed.
  • All lending is secured on property.
  • Wellesley decides on which cases to lend on and handle the lending and collection of funds.
  • There is a 'provision fund' set aside to cover any loses should they occur.
  • Wellesley & Co lend the first 10% on any deal, and are the first to loose their investment if the loan is defaulted and the sale of the property does not produce enough funds to cover the loan made.
  • After this point the provision fund is in place to compensate savers.
  • Early redemption is possible by selling your investment to another investor. However, this can only occur if there is a willing buyer.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment. However Wellesley do offer their own compensation fund.

Wellesley 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond

Wellesley
  • Investors can start with as little as £10
  • Rates are fixed for duration agreed.
  • All lending is secured on property.
  • Wellesley decides on which cases to lend on and handle the lending and collection of funds.
  • There is a 'provision fund' set aside to cover any loses should they occur.
  • Wellesley & Co lend the first 10% on any deal, and are the first to loose their investment if the loan is defaulted and the sale of the property does not produce enough funds to cover the loan made.
  • After this point the provision fund is in place to compensate savers.
  • Early redemption is possible by selling your investment to another investor. However, this can only occur if there is a willing buyer.
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Peer-to-peer lending can offer potentially attractive returns. There is a risk you may lose some or all of your initial investment. However Wellesley do offer their own compensation fund.

Castle Trust 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond

  • Minimum investment £1,000
  • Maximum investment £250,000
  • Online investment only available to UK residents and must be made by debit card. The maximum investment per transaction online is £50,000
  • All interest paid at maturity
  • No early encashment except in the case of the death of the bond holder
  • No initial or ongoing charges
  • Eligible within a Stocks and Shares ISA
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £50,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Castle Trust 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond

  • Minimum investment £1,000
  • Maximum investment £250,000
  • Online investment only available to UK residents and must be made by debit card. The maximum investment per transaction online is £50,000
  • All interest paid at maturity
  • No early encashment except in the case of the death of the bond holder
  • No initial or ongoing charges
  • Eligible within a Stocks and Shares ISA
  • YOUR SAVINGS ARE PROTECTED UP TO £50,000 PER PERSON BY THE FSCS - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Bank of Cyprus UK 15 Month Bond

Bank of Cyprus UK
  • Interest is paid annually
  • Early withdrawals not permitted
  • Available to individuals (single and joint applicants)
  • Conditions are available here
  • Available in Sterling only
  • Existing Bank of Cyprus customers (at least 6 months) will automatically receive a loyalty bonus rate.

Bank of Cyprus UK 18 Month Bond

Bank of Cyprus UK
  • Interest is paid annually
  • Early withdrawals not permitted
  • Available to individuals (single and joint applicants)
  • Conditions are available here
  • Available in Sterling only
  • Existing Bank of Cyprus customers (at least 6 months) will automatically receive a loyalty bonus rate.