How to keep your money and your accounts safe.

3 tips for keeping your money and accounts safe

It's your money, so you'll want to do everything you can to keep it safe. Watch the video for our top tips.

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More ways to stay money safe

  • Set up fingerprint or facial recognition on your phone and banking apps (if your phone can do this). This helps us make sure any payments are being made by you and not a fraudster.
  • Look for the 's' in the URL when shopping and paying online. It means the website uses a secure connection and will keep your personal information safe. The URL you are visiting should begin with https://.
  • Switch on mobile app notifications to stay up to date with your account activity. If you notice any payments you do not think you’ve made, please get in touch with us and we'll help.

How to freeze your card

If you’ve misplaced your Money Smart debit card but know it’s not lost or stolen, you can freeze your card using our Mobile Banking app. Quickly and easily, you can stop your card being used in shops, online and abroad. Then, once you’ve found your card, just unfreeze it. 

More about card freezing

How to stay safe on social media

You never know who's looking at your social media. That’s why it's important not to share pictures of your Money Smart debit card, or your banking details, online. It’s possible that the picture could be seen and used by a fraudster to spend your money.

More about online safety

Your handy how-tos

Make the most of your accounts

  • Set up Online Banking.
  • Manage your money on your mobile.
  • A-Z of banking terms, and more.
  • How to prove who you are.
Get started

Help with spending

  • Tips on budgeting.
  • Ways to make payments.
  • Using your debit card, and more.
See our spending tips

All about earning

  • Is a part-time job for you?
  • Types of jobs that might suit you.
  • Tips on applying for a job.
  • Earn experience volunteering.
Find out about earning

Easy saving

  • Tips to reach your savings goal.
  • 5 benefits of saving.
  • 4 ways to get ahead with saving.
  • Setting up Save the Change®.
More about saving

Your questions about online safety

  • Protecting your personal information online matters to us. This is why we want you to understand how we’ll use your information and what rights you have.


    Data Privacy Notice (DPN)

    A DPN details the ways we collect, use and share your data.

    Read about how we use your data (PDF, 35KB).


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