The Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) is an Australian Government scheme that provides protection and quick access to deposits in banks, building societies and credit unions in the unlikely event that one of these financial institutions fails.
Under the FCS, certain deposits are protected up to a limit of $250,000 for each account holder at any bank, building society, credit union or other authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) that is incorporated in Australia and authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
The FCS can only come into effect if it is activated by the Australian Government when an institution fails. Once activated, the FCS will be administered by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
In an FCS scenario, APRA would aim to pay the majority of customers their protected deposits under the Scheme within seven calendar days.
The FCS limit of $250,000 applies to the sum of an account holder’s deposits under the one banking license.
Therefore, all deposits held by an account holder with a single banking institution must be added together towards the $250,000 FCS limit, and this includes accounts with any other banking businesses that the licenced banking institution may operate under a different trading name.
For the purpose of determining the FCS limit, Alex Bank is a single banking institution and operates no other licenced banking businesses under a different trading name.
Information on the FCS is available on the FCS website – www.fcs.gov.au.
Alex Bank Pty Ltd ABN 13 627 244 848 ("Alex"), Australian Financial Services Licence and Australian Credit Licence 510805, is authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") to operate under a time-limited and restricted Banking Authority. Further information regarding Alex's restricted Banking Authority is available here.
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