FSCS Protection

Can anyone explain how the FSCS scheme would work where a couple had a mixture of joint & individual accounts with one bank ?


  • Swipe
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    edited 5 September at 8:40AM
    I would imagine the joint account totals would get divided by 2 and each person would get refunded up to £85K each depending on their holding across individual accounts
  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Forumite Posts: 6,262
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    What are your balances in the combination of each of your single holdings and separately your joint holding? 

    You basically get £85k each, lets say you each had £85k in individuals plus a further £30k in a joint account I dont believe the rules are so prescriptive to say if you both just walk with your personal accounts being protected or you get £15k each from the joint and £70k from your individual. If anything it may be based on interest rates and special features (eg ISAs) which would most likely favour the individual accounts. 
  • subjecttocontract
    subjecttocontract Forumite Posts: 1,264
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    We probably do need to move some accounts if we want to take advantage of the FSCS guarantee.
    In round terms we have £49K & £86K held individually with another £56K jointly (total £191K) all with one particular bank.
    There are some ISAs which can be moved shortly which will result in us being back within the FSCS limit.
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