MSE News: Safe savings limit to fall by £10,000 to £75,000 from January 2016



  • TheTracker
    TheTracker Posts: 1,223 Forumite
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    Did they think this through ?

    When you take out an account with a bank they provide Terms and Conditions that discuss and reference the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the therein the compensation limits that apply in accordance with European Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive. That directive explains the rebalancing of the thresholds quinquennially.

    In theory anyone putting money in those accounts for terms that span the quinquennial should be careful as to the potential negative consequence of that rebalancing. They did think it through, but you didn't. In practice, few customers were aware, and the communications about the changes were woeful. The industry could have done much better.
  • cannonballdaze
    colsten wrote: »
    You can open as many ISAs as you like, and transfer part of your cash ISA. Only thing you cannot do is pay new money into more than one cash ISA in the same tax year.

    In case you don't know, you must ask the new provider to make the transfer.


    I'll move some of it by January.

  • Rolnagraten
    Rolnagraten Posts: 383 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
    So this is basically a clear indication the banks are going to go bust again.

    A greater incentive for the bankers to go bust on top of the fact the debts automatically are transfer to the state an hence on to the poorest via benefit cuts.

    They will how veer be allowed to hang onto any 'profits' they made during the course of the Ponzi scheme.
  • grey_gym_sock
    grey_gym_sock Posts: 4,508 Forumite
    banks going bust again (with an associated wealth transfer from the poor to the rich) remains a danger. i don't think this cut in the FSCS limit makes any difference to that. when a bank is "TBTF" and gets bailed out, the FSCS doesn't come in play, because the bailout makes it unnecessary.
  • jimjames
    jimjames Posts: 17,676 Forumite
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    So this is basically a clear indication the banks are going to go bust again.
    Absolutely no idea how you came to that conclusion.
    Why does the exchange rate variation have any impact on the viability of a UK bank?
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
  • colsten
    colsten Posts: 17,597 Forumite
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    So this is basically a clear indication the banks are going to go bust again.

    Really? Why?
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