Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice tells you what to expect in relation to the personal information about you which is collected, handled and processed by Chelsea Financial Services PLC.

Chelsea Financial Services PLC of St James Hall, Moore Park Road, London, SW6 2JS is the Data Controller for the purposes of this Privacy Notice.

We acknowledge and agree that any personal data of yours that we handle will be processed in accordance with all applicable data protection laws in force from time to time. 

The information we may collect about you

The information about you we may collect, hold and process is set out below:

  • Your name
  • Your residential address
  • Your residency status
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your gender
  • Your date of birth
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your bank account or building society account details 
  • Your company name (corporate investors only)

This information will have been provided, or will be provided, by you in the course of your contracting with Chelsea Financial Services PLC.

Visitors to our website who register to receive our email newsletter, provide the following personal information during the sign-up process:

  • name
  • email address
  • your IP address

Accuracy of your information

We will obtain all or some of the information above when you contract with us for the provision of investment services. As a client of Chelsea Financial Services PLC, you are required to advise us of any change in your personal information so that we may update our records accordingly. From time to time, in the ordinary course of business we may also contact you to verify that the information that we hold is accurate and up to date.

How we use your information

The above information is used to provide our services to you in our capacity as a provider of execution only investment services.

 The information we collect may be used as follows:

  • To open an account through Chelsea Financial Services Plc
  • To undertake a search with a reference agency to verify your identity
  • For the administration and service of your account and investments
  • To meet relevant regulatory and legal obligations
  • To communicate with your nominated advisor
  • To provide you with an appropriate customer service experience
  • To keep you informed of the products services offered by us

How we hold your information

All the personal data we have is stored on our database in the UK / EU or in hardcopy form. Hardcopy information is securely stored at St James Hall, Moore Park Road, London SW6 2JS.

Where Chelsea Financial Services PLC are required to continue holding and processing your data due to legal or regulatory obligations, we will advise you of this fact in our response to your request to withdraw your consent.

When you apply for an account at Chelsea Financial Services you must provide certain personal information. We may carry out credit and identity checks when you apply for a product or services for you or your business. We may use Credit Reference Agencies and Fraud Prevention Agencies to help us with this.

Using information about you in this way is necessary for us to make this decision and if you do not provide it to us, we may not be able to offer you an account or service. Your information will be used by us and these agencies as follows:

  • We will check records about you and others held by them and by Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention agencies, for example to assess your application for a product and verify identities to prevent and detect crime and money laundering. The Credit Reference Agencies will place a search footprint on your credit file that may be seen by other lenders. They will supply public information (for example information held on the electoral register) as well as shared credit and fraud prevention information. The Fraud Prevention Agencies will use your personal information to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity.
  • If you are making a joint application or if you advise us of a director or that you have a spouse or financial associate, they will link your records together so you must be sure that you have their agreement to disclose information about them. Credit Reference Agencies also link your records together and these links will remain on your and their files until such a time as you, a director or your partner successfully files for a disassociation with the Credit Reference Agencies to break that link.
  • If you give us false or inaccurate information or we suspect or identify fraud, we will record this and may also pass on the information to Fraud Prevention Agencies and other organisations involved in crime prevention. Law enforcement agencies may also access and use this information. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment.
  • Chelsea Financial Services and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by Fraud Prevention Agencies, which may be publicly-available sources.
  • Your data may also be used for other purposes for which you give your permission or, in limited circumstances, when required by law or where permitted under the terms of relevant data protection and privacy law.

If you would like full details about how your information will be used by us, Credit Reference Agencies and Fraud Prevention Agencies, including details of your rights in relation to your information, or you would like to obtain contact details of the Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies, please visit: visit or or

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your information to our agents and service providers for the purposes of the administration and servicing of your account, your investments and all other related activities. We may also disclose your information to organisations (including the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC) for the purposes of complying with legal and regulatory obligations.

Where our agreement with you includes a contractual relationship, either new or existing, with Aegon, Aegon and Chelsea Financial Services PLC will both act in the capacity of Data Controller. Aegon will use your information for the administration and servicing of your account, your investment and all other related activities.

Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the EEA by Chelsea Financial Services PLC, unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection or the appropriate safeguards are in place for your rights and freedoms.

What is the legal basis for processing your information?

We will rely on your consent to process the information which is collected at the outset of the account opening process through your contracting with Chelsea Financial Services Plc.

Your rights

You currently have the right at any time to ask for a copy of the information about you that we hold. If you would like to make a request for information, please email:

In addition to this right of access, you also have the following rights:

  • Erasure – You may request that we delete your data from our records
  • Restriction of processing – You may request that we specifically restrict the use of your data
  • Objection – You may object to us holding and processing your data
  • Data portability – You may request that we provide you with a transferable copy of your data

Should you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please email: (

Where Chelsea Financial Services PLC are required to continue holding and processing your data due to legal or regulatory obligations, we will advise you of this fact in our response to your request.

Retention of your data

Your data will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the satisfaction of our legal and regulatory obligations and in accordance with our Data Retention Policy, a copy of which is available on our website at

Withdrawal of consent

If you have provided us with your consent to process your data for the purpose of using our services, you have the right to withdraw this at any time.  In order to do so you should contact us by emailing


If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioners Office at


Please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to

Changes to our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be changed by us at any time. An up-to-date copy of our Privacy Notice will be maintained on this page.