We will retain your personal information for as long as needed or permitted dependent on the context and purpose for which it was collected, the type of information and in compliance with applicable local laws or regulations. 

This means that when using our Services, we will retain your personal information as necessary for the provision of the services and for any linked legitimate business purpose. This includes the use and retention of your personal information when you commence an application for our services, irrespective of whether you complete such application or are accepted as a customer. For example, account data is generally retained for up to 7 years after the closure of the account, to align with statute of limitation periods in the event of complaints or legal disputes. We may also be legally required to retain information, for example under anti money laundering or bankruptcy laws or where required by law enforcement or similar government agencies. However, any biometric data processed for identify verification purposes is immediately deleted as soon as the verification process is completed, which is usually a matter of seconds.

We will retain personal information as evidence of our dealings with you regardless of whether there were any financial transactions, for audit and compliance practices, to manage any queries or disputes, including to defend or initiate any legal claims. We can also continue marketing and sending you direct marketing, subject to local laws and where you have not objected to such marketing.

We may also use data minimization techniques to better protect your information, known as pseudonymization. Once your information is no longer needed, we may anonymize or aggregate it with other information to make it unidentifiable, as an alternative to deletion.