casimo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a client that is starting a loan website. They need to collect applicant's bank account data and social security. On the site there will be a form to submit this data which the client needs access to.

What is the most secure way of getting this data to the client?

I have concerns because I've never collected/stored sensitive data like this and want to make sure I have my bases covered.