Connecting to the internet securely
Be careful using public Wi-Fi
It’s best to avoid using public Wi-Fi if you’re entering personal data. Because it’s public and people need to be able to access it easily, it can have lower levels of security. This makes it much more straightforward for fraudsters to access when compared to other connections.
Home Wi-Fi is more secure
The most secure Wi-Fi connection is usually the one you use at home. It’s normally encrypted and you’ll need secure login details to access it.
If you want to be even more secure, there are further steps you can take to increase your security. Have a look at our top Wi-Fi security tips.
Mobile data is more secure than public Wi-Fi
Using mobile data like 3G or 4G is a more secure way to connect to the internet from your phone than a public Wi-Fi. This is because it uses data from your mobile provider, which is a more securely protected network. This makes it much more secure than public Wi-Fi if you’re dealing with personal data. On top of the encryption from your provider,
We have also added more layers of security to our Mobile Banking app to make it even safer to manage your money on the go.