NatWest and RBS ‘most secure for online banking’

NatWest and RBS have the most secure online banking systems, according to a report.

The Which? survey ranked the banks at the top of the pile with 76%, while Santander received the worst score at 47% – 20% less than second-from-last Halifax.

Banks were scored based on their login security, logout security, security when changing personal details, and their security when adding a new payee for online payments.

The full list of scores is as follows:

  1. NatWest/RBS – 76%
  2. The Co-Operative Bank – 72%
  3. HSBC – 72%
  4. Barclays – 71%
  5. Norwich and Peterborough Building Society – 70%
  6. Lloyds TSB – 69%
  7. Smile – 68%
  8. Halifax – 67%
  9. Santander – 47%

Which? said that NatWest and RBS impressed with their requirement for a card reader when dealing with high-risk tasks, while it was ‘security around the logout process’ that let Santander down.

For more on the report, see the Which? website.

How can you secure your business against cyber attacks? Find out at The European Information Security Summit 2014.


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