Where do you find your investments? Chances are that, if you’re reading this, you’re a professional and don’t need to Google “best Isa rates” or even “what is an Isa?”
Not everyone is so fortunate to be imbued with such financial knowledge though. For many, the first port of call is exactly that kind of online search.
Yet as we all know, the internet is rife with misinformation and, worse, disinformation. Online financial fraud has become so bad through the Covid-19 crisis that financial services industry veterans are being drafted in to volunteer with City of London Police to help them take action on scammers in a joint initiative with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Cybercrime and fraud are a £7bn problem, according to the latest estimates. That’s £7bn of people’s hard-earned savings, £7bn that they need to live on in retirement. That’s a problem worth solving.