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BSB 806 015

Financial Claims Scheme

P&N Bank and bcu are divisions of Police & Nurses Limited. Police & Nurses Limited is an approved deposit taking institution (ADI) regulated to the same high standards as the major banks by such government agencies as APRA, ASIC, AUSTRAC and the ACCC.

1.         What is the Financial Claims Scheme?

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 APRA.

In an FCS scenario, APRA would aim to pay the majority of customers their protected deposits under the Scheme within seven calendar days.

2.         How is the FCS applied?

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 licensed banking institution may operate under a different trading name. 

P&N Bank and bcu are both divisions of Police & Nurses Limited. Therefore, the $250,000 limit will apply to the aggregate balance of any eligible accounts held across the banking businesses run by those divisions.

3.         Where can I get further information on the FCS?

Information on the FCS is available on the FCS website.

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