Halifax loses customer information

Halifax has lost 13,000 customers mortgage details after a employees car, which contained the documents, was stolen.

The information was to be used when liasing with brokers who had applied for Halifax mortgages. It did not contain any pin numbers, passwords or account numbers, but 1,800 contained addresses, mortgage account numbers and balances.

HBOS has assured its clients that it would be almost impossible to commit any sort of financial fraud with the information.