Here at Leeds Building Society we take the security of your personal information as seriously as you do and we are committed to making your online banking experience as safe as possible.
Below are a few tips to help you stay safe online.
Always limit what personal details you share on the internet when using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
When setting up passwords for different sites, remember to make your password as unique as possible so it cannot be easily guessed by someone. Don't use common phases and words and always use a combination of numbers and lowercase and uppercase letters. Always use a different password for each website, as if a fraudster was to gain your password they would be able to gain access to all the sites where you use the same password.
Operating System - Keep your operating system up to date (e.g. Windows or Mac OS) will help protect you against security threats such as malware. You can set-up your computer to receive updates automatically via the internet. Please see your operating systems user guide or the maufacturer's website for details.
Web Browsers - These are the pieces of software that you use to view the internet, ensuring they are up to date will help protect you against security threats such as malware. You can check you're using the latest browser version from your browser provider's website.
The sites below give information on how to bank online safely and how to avoid fraud and identity theft. They have information on common scams and where to find out information on the latest viruses and Trojans. None of these sites or vendors are specifically endorsed or recommended by Leeds Building Society.
§Gross means the rate of interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law. †AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year. The interest rate is paid net of DIRT (currently 33%) where appropriate.
Leeds Building Society is a member of the Building Societies' Association of the United Kingdom. The Society is a participant in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, compensation may be available if the Society cannot meet its liabilities in respect of this product, please see the General Investment Conditions (Ireland) for full details.
Leeds Building Society is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. Leeds Building Society is registered in the United Kingdom with registration number 164992.
Leeds Building Society is authorised to accept deposits and offers savings and investment products in Ireland. The FSA Conduct of Business Rules do not apply to the Society's business in Ireland. In respect of its business in Ireland, the Society is subject to the Central Bank's Consumer Protection Code, which offers protection to consumers. This Code may be found on the Central Bank's website, www.centralbank.ie. For further details of the Society's permissions, please see www.fsa.gov.uk
We may monitor and/or record your telephone conversations with the Society to ensure consistent service levels (including staff training).
Other taxes or costs may exist that are not paid by Leeds Building Society.