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Keep your business safe

New technology brings new opportunities but with it comes risk. Make sure you know the threats, and how to protect against them. 

Reporting Fraud

Reporting a fraud is your first step in putting things right. 

Reporting fraud

Online Security

Understand the threats and take action to counteract them.

Online security

Investment Fraud

Make sure you are aware of investment fraud.  

Investment fraud

Corporate Security

Keep the fraudsters out of your business.  

Corporate security

Free Security Software

Download Rapport – free security software from Trusteer – to protect your NatWest business account when banking online.  

Download Rapport

Using your card securely 

Are you using your card securely? We have some helpful tips.

Using your card

Making payments securely 

Our advice can help protect your bank account, suppliers and customers from loss through scams and deception.  

Making payments

Receiving payments securely

Stay vigilant when selling goods or services.  

Receiving payments

Common Scams

Protect your business from phishing and other online con tricks.  

Common scams

Phishing

Keeping you safe from fraudulent emails. 

Phishing
Banking securely

Receiving payments securely

Stay vigilant when selling good or services. Learn more about receiving cheque, card and cash payments.

Receiving payments

Making payments securely 

Advice to protect your bank account, suppliers and customers from loss through scams and deception.   

Making payments

Using your card securely 

Helpful tips about sharing card and account information, protecting your Chip & PIN to shopping securely online. 

Using your card
Latest updates

Invoice Redirection Scam

 

Criminals are targeting businesses with a simple, but highly effective invoice scam.

All sectors of the economy have been targeted and it is essential that all of your employees know what to look out for to avoid becoming a victim.

Invoice Redirection

 

Ransomware

 

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that gives criminals the ability to lock a computer from a remote location - then display a pop-up window informing the owner that it will not be unlocked until a sum of money is paid. We recommend you follow these simple steps to avoid ransomware.

  • Never click on links or attachments in suspicious emails or text messages.
  • Visit only websites you know to be reputable.
  • Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus software and firewall running before you go online.
  • Regularly back up all your data, including to a USB-connected device stored remotely from your computer. This is because some ransomware can also infect your cloud-based storage
More about ransomware
Add your signposting title here… Useful links

Action Fraud – the UK National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre:  www.actionfraud.police.uk

Metropolitan Police resource to help combat fraud: www.met.police.uk/fraudalert

Information to help protect small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from frauds and scams: http://www.met.police.uk/docs/little_book_big_scams_business_edition.pdf

Comprehensive advice about Online security for SMEs:  https://www.getsafeonline.org/business/

UK Government initiative to help businesses take control of their cyber security: https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/

Financial Fraud Action UK is responsible for leading the fight against financial fraud on behalf of the UK payments industry: www.financialfraudaction.org.uk

CIFAS is the UK fraud prevention service. It is a not-for-profit membership association representing the private and public sectors: www.cifas.org.uk

Companies House services to help businesses prevent Corporate ID theft: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house

How to create a strong password 

NatWest Security Tips for your Business: How to create a strong password

How to spot a phishing scam 

NatWest Security Tips for your Business: How to spot a phishing scam

Keep your computer secure with Rapport 

NatWest Security Tips for your Business: Keep your computer secure with Rapport

Get in touch Contact us
Call the Bankline

Helpdesk on
0345 300 4108
Typetalk
18001 0845 300 4108
Lines open
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
(excl. public holidays).
Calls may be recorded. 

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