Selftrade, a UK-based execution-only stockbrokers, has entered into partnership with Garlik, an online identity expert, to offer identity protection services Identity Monitor Lite and a full version of Identity Monitor to its customers.

The Selftrade Identity Monitor service is available to new and existing customers with immediate effect. The service will help Selftrade customers to protect their financial, personal and sensitive information from the risk of identity theft and financial fraud.

Mark Pearson of Selftrade, said: “As an online provider, we at Selftrade recognise that it is more important than ever for our clients to protect themselves in the best way possible from the risk of identity theft and fraud. Our customers tend to be heavy users of the internet in general and we have seen from our research over the last year that use of the internet for managing investments is increasing across the board. It is, therefore, vital that we are able to offer our customers the latest developments in online protection.”

Tom Ilube, CEO of Garlik, said: “This is an incredibly positive step by Selftrade. As more and more personal data becomes available online individuals need to take some level of responsibility for monitoring their own personal data. It’s very rewarding to be working with Selftrade in such a proactive manner and we’re sure their clients will find the service a reassuring addition to managing their online activities.”