Why claim direct with FSCS?

Get all the compensation you're due. For free.

Check if you can claim

When your financial firm fails, there are two ways you can claim compensation: direct with FSCS for free, or through a claims management company (CMC) who’ll charge a fee to handle your claim.   

FSCS is independent, free and funded by the financial services industry. We were set up by parliament to pay back money to eligible people when their financial firm fails. 

Come direct to FSCS because: 

You’ll end up better off 
Did you know that a CMC will take a cut of your compensation as payment for handling your claim? When you claim direct with FSCS, you pay no fees, and get 100% of the compensation you’re due. This could save you thousands of pounds.  

It’s just as quick to come straight to us 
Whether you take your claim to a claims management company or come straight to us, you'll need to provide the same level of information. That's because we're the ones who assess and, if compensation is due, pay every claim.

We’re here to help you every step of the way 
Our friendly customer service team is here to help. We know it can be a difficult time, so our claim experts are on hand to support you at every stage of your claim. 

It’s straightforward to complete your claim application in your own time. If you can’t finish it in one go, you can save it and come back when it suits you. You can also check your claim’s progress at any time in your online account. 

 If you think you’ve got a claim, click the button to get started.