Staying safe online

We're doing everything we can to help you stay safe online so you can access your finances securely, whenever you need to.

Here you'll find out how you can enhance your online security, how we're protecting your business online, how you can report any suspicious activity and other ways you can stay safe online.

HSBC UK Fraud & Cyber Awareness News Dashboard

HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness – now live!

In the private sector, it’s estimated by the National Crime Agency that financial fraud costs UK businesses approximately £140 billion a year – that’s over £4000 a second!

HSBC UK is here to help you protect your business, with the brand new HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness mobile app: keeping you up-to-date with the latest fraud trends, scams and cyber attacks on the go.

The app provides frequently updated content from our HSBC fraud and cyber experts in the form of engaging articles, guides and videos. Stay notified of trending scams as they emerge with handy notifications, via the alerts feature.

Whether you’re a HSBC commercial banking customer or not, download this free app, by simply searching ‘HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness’ on the iOS or android app store today.



Fraud and Cyber awareness app - app terms (PDF, 44KB)

How we're protecting you online

We're constantly reviewing the ways we can help and support you. Our proactive approach includes meeting some of the UK's leading security experts to discuss key issues and sponsoring joint initiatives to improve your online security.

As a global bank operating in 73 countries, we have global insight into online fraud. We see trends and threats early and we can react quickly to prevent problems. It also means we're on hand to support you wherever you go. We have around 51 million customers worldwide and operations around the globe. Our size, international pedigree and round-the-clock operations mean that we can tackle online fraud 24/7.

We're also a founding sponsor of Get Safe Online, a joint initiative between government, police law enforcement and business. It gives free advice in plain English about internet safety. Get Safe Online offers detailed answers about online security and other useful information, including a Beginner's guide and the Get Safe Online blog .

Helping to ensure your online transactions are safe and secure
We use industry-standard security technology and practices to safeguard your account from any unauthorised access.

  • Using logons and passwords to make sure it's you we're dealing with
    Online access to your account is only possible once you have authenticated yourself using the correct Internet Banking ID and security details.
  • Creating secure online sessions
    when you log in to Business Internet Banking you are said to be in a secure session. You know you are in a secure session if the URL address begins with https:// and a padlock symbol appears at the top of the page as part of the address bar.
  • Using encryption
    Depending on your browser setting, a pop-up window will appear to notify you that you will be entering a secured page. We use 128-bit SSL encryption, which is accepted as the industry standard.
  • Using session timeouts
    If you forget to log- off after banking online or your computer remains inactive for a period of time during a session, our systems automatically log you off.
  • Having automatic lockouts
    After a number of incorrect attempts to log in, we disable online access to your account. To re-activate your account, you should contact your usual help desk number.

Find out more at Get Safe Online

Staff policies

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Supply chain

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Mobile and home access

Everything you need to know about safe mobile and home working

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The Cyber Essentials Scheme

Find out how your business can get certified in cyber security

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Password control

Ensure password control is a key part of your security strategy

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Virus and spyware protection

Advice on choosing internet security software

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How you can report a problem

I've received a suspicious email

Stop everything. Don't click on any links or open any attachments. Instead, just forward the email to and we'll investigate it.

I don't recognise a payment

Don't wait. Call us immediately on 0345 602 2014 or +44 1792 496 941 if you're overseas. If you think someone's got hold of your HSBC online security details, we'll investigate and change your security number so you can relax.

My card is missing or stolen

Due to the potentially urgent nature of this request, please telephone us immediately to advise us of any cards that you wish to be cancelled.

  • To report a lost or stolen card, please call 03456 007 010 or +44 1442 422 929 if you're overseas.
  • To cancel a card, request a PIN or request PIN re-advice, please call 03456 023 100 or +44 1702 394 394 if you're overseas.

Lines are always open: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Using Business Internet Banking

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Using Business Mobile Banking

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System requirements

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Activating Business Internet Banking

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Contact us

We're here to help. Whatever your query, just give us a call.

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Pop-up settings

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