Here’s a warning to mortgage brokers; people are less happy to share their financial information than naked pictures of themselves! To be fair, the poll from MasterCard was specifically about personal data being leaked online rather than shared with a mortgage professional but it does show the importance of ensuring that you are keeping your clients’ data safe. The survey, carried out by Braun Research found that 55 per cent would rather naked pictures were leaked online than their financial data; for younger respondents it was 62 per cent. The data shows how concerned consumers are about identity fraud and compromised finances. Ninety-two per cent take steps to protect financial information online, although 39 per cent use public Wi-Fi networks to check their finances and 44 per cent use the same password across multiple accounts.
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