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Application provision

1.1 Unless otherwise stated, this Part applies to:

  1. (1) the FSCS;
  2. (2) UK banks;
  3. (3) credit unions;
  4. (4) Northern Ireland credit unions;
  5. (5) building societies; and
  6. (6) an overseas firm that:
    1. (a) is not an incoming firm; and
    2. (b) has a Part 4A permission that includes accepting deposits.



The FSCS must ensure the confidentiality and the protection of the data pertaining to depositors’ accounts. The processing of such data must be carried out in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.

Additional Notes

[Note: Art. 4(9) of the DGSD]



The FSCS must exchange with host state schemes (in relation to a DGS member), information:

  1. (1) relating to the DGS member’s compliance with this Part;
  2. (2) necessary to prepare for a repayment of depositors, including markings made under Chapter 11;
  3. (3) communicated to the FSCS by the PRA that the PRA has detected problems with a DGS member that are likely to give rise to the intervention of the deposit guarantee scheme.

Additional Notes

[Note: Art. 14(4) of the DGSD]



The FSCS must have appropriate procedures in place to enable it to share information and communicate effectively with non-UK schemes, the members of such schemes, and bodies outside the UK. The FSCS shall inform the PRA of any cooperation agreement it enters into with a non-UK scheme.

Additional Notes

[Note: Art. 14(6) of the DGSD]



In order to facilitate effective co-operation, the FSCS shall have written co-operation agreements in place with non-UK schemes. Such agreements shall take account of 26.1.

Additional Notes

[Note: Art. 14(5) of the DGSD]