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Restore Datashred
Financial Sector
Restore Datashred
Financial Sector

Repaying your clients' trust: how Restore Datashred helps the financial sector

There’s no doubt that money is a sensitive subject. That’s why, when your customers choose to bank with you or consults the expertise of your financial advisers; they place their whole trust in your organisation’s ability to keep every meeting, transaction and withdrawal behind a firewall of confidentiality. They don’t want anyone else knowing intimate details of their financial affairs.

As one of the UK’s leading data shredding companies, we know how important it is to handle your clients’ personal information sensitively and to the letter of the law, mitigating risks, plugging any gaps and ensuring no breaches occur.

Whether you are a bank, building society, credit union or other financial institution, we tailor our data shredding services to your business for maximum security and efficiency. We set up collection schedules and processes that guarantee the safe passage of your assets from office or storage facility to shredder blade and on into recycling; processes and safeguards that are designed to prevent data breaches and the fines and damage that go with them.

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Restore Datashred work with many leading financial intuitions throughout the UK

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Help protect your financial data, minimise risk and enhance your reputation by investing in a secure shredding service.

We are here to help.

In the era of GDPR and heightened corporate social responsibility, secure data shredding plays a major role in helping you dispose of your legally sensitive information at the end of its statutory shelf life, in the most responsible and sustainable ways possible. Using the range of flexible services of a professional data shredding business like Restore Datashred is a big step towards achieving compliance and meeting your social and environmental responsibilities.

What are the challenges?

While most transactions are electronic, financial institutions still generate a mass of paper statements, receipts, cheques, payment records and data stored on digital media that must be handled correctly and, in many instances, archived for set periods of time.

Many of us will have seen headlines about paper records simply thrown away in recycling bins or into skips – a thought that should make any Records or Information Manager shudder – and the financial sector is not immune. According to the Identity Theft Resource Centre (ITRC), the financial sector recorded 5.8% of all 2017’s data breaches (to 30 June 2017) – up 2% on the first half of 2016.

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The Restore Datashred promise

We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment wherever possible and, as such, have implemented robust environmental targets. In the past three years we have reduced our fuel usage by 25% and are proud to boast a zero-landfill policy. We have a fleet of over 200 HGV’s which in the main comply with Euro 6 emissions standard.

Your security and confidentiality are our priority. We work closely with our customers to ensure that the highest standards of data protection are maintained. We provide a safe and secure solution for the shredding of confidential materials, including paper documents, archive records, ID cards, uniforms, hard drives, CDs, USB sticks and legacy media.

How Restore Datashred services meet those challenges

Secure cabinets and bins

A range of secure lockable cabinets and bins, as well as security sacks and ties, to keep your paper assets safe on site.

On-site mobile shredding vehicles

Our specialised on-site shredding vehicles are equipped with the latest on-board shredding technology, ensuring the complete destruction of your confidential data and other media in front of your own eyes.


Off-site data shredding centres

with state of the art machinery our fully secure shredding centres provide secure environment for all data to be shredded off-site.

Trained, vetted security operatives

Our team is trained and vetted to standard BS5878, ensuring that your confidential data is handled safely and securely at all times.


Secure audit trail

Unbroken chain of custody from a secure audit trail with a promptly supplied certificate of destruction for your records and to show your clients.

12 state-of-the-art data shredding centres

Our estate of 12 state-of-the-art data shredding centres around the country, and large fleet of 300 vehicles.



Making sure we handle data professionally, securely and strictly in line with current and future data protection regulations is the cornerstone of all our businesses.

Environment friendly

We help you meet your sustainability targets by recycling all shredded paper and providing Environmental Reports that show how much energy, water and woodland you have saved by choosing responsible, secure data shredding.


Would recommend. We have grown rapidly over the last year and they have been brilliant at adapting to meet our changing requirements.

Always helpful and cheerful. Documents are shredded in the truck onsite and we can watch to verify the shredding process. We are sent a certificate of destruction promptly. – Quartto Pensions

Additional benefits

  • We are the only data shredding business in the UK with the ServiceMark award from the Institute of Customer Service
  • Restore Datashred is serious about security for your confidential data – we are BS EN15713:2009 accredited, so your assets will be treated with the respect they deserve

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