FSCS compensates savers after credit union collapse
The FSCS said it would pay back the majority of the credit union’s 530 savers, who hold a combined £235,000 with the firm, within seven days.
The FSCS, which is funded by financial services firms through a compulsory annual levy, protects up to £85,000 of savings or £170,000 for joint accounts.
The scheme usually collects its pool pot of funding in August every year and starts drawing from it within a month thereafter. The current levy, which was collected last autumn, stood at a total of £265m.
Since 2001, the scheme has paid out more than £26bn in compensation to more than 4.5 million people.