What is financial crime?
It's important to understand how financial crime can impact your life and what you can do to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
How does financial crime impact me?
Here's an example of how financial crime is affecting consumers, like you, right now.
People buy insurance to protect themselves, the people close to them and the things they love. But when insurance fraud is committed this will have an impact on insurance companies as they could have to increase customer premiums. It damages consumer finances and their confidence in financial service providers.
That’s why we have a dedicated financial crime team who help us to take care of our members and customers by investigating all suspicions of financial crime. Once the team have investigated, and gathered evidence, we report our findings to the police and other law enforcement agencies.
The organisations we work with are:
We do our best to protect all our members and customers, and their finances, but anyone can be a victim of financial crime at any time, so being alert and knowing how to protect yourself is vital.
What to watch out for
Different types of financial crime to be aware of:
Financial crimes you may encounter