Deposit Guarantee Scheme

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A scheme that guarantees certain bank depositors' funds - subject to specified limits - should the bank fail.

The guaranteed amount in the UK is limited and may vary from one year to the next. For example, for a failure after January 2017 the limit was £85,000.

The limits were established as the approximate domestic currency equivalent of EUR 100,000.

The UK deposit guaranteee scheme is the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), overseen by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

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