FSCS protected badge
We work closely with the financial services industry to promote FSCS protection, as we know it raises consumer confidence. A big part of this is the use of the 'FSCS protected' badge, which makes it clear to consumers if we protect the product or service they are using.
Banks, building societies and credit unions
FSCS, the Building Societies Association and UK Finance have forged a comprehensive agreement about how their members will use the FSCS badge across a range of channels, including digital channels, advertising and disclosure.
This agreement builds on the disclosure requirements (pdf 2.5MB) set by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) that require all authorised banks, building societies and credit unions to inform new and existing customers that FSCS protects their deposits.
Deposit takers must prominently feature FSCS materials in their branches. But you can also include the badge on websites, mobile apps, customer information sheets and in advertising campaigns too. The PRA has also confirmed that firms can now include the badge in their annual disclosure statements.
For full instructions on how to use the FSCS protected badge and disclosure materials, please download the FSCS protected badge guidance for deposit takers (pdf 4.6MB). This gives you detailed information on how to use the badge and disclosure materials, including where to place the posters and stickers in branch.
Using the materials
We've produced a full range of materials that firms must use when complying with the regulatory requirements. These include instructions and all the printer-ready artwork for each.
We recommend you work with professional designers and printers to produce the materials you need using our designs. They can insert the name of your firm, along with the names of any brands you share a licence with.
Each of the materials will download as a .zip file which contains all the artwork files your designer will need, and any instructions too.
By downloading and using these materials you are agreeing to the FSCS terms and conditions
FSCS protected badge
Protected badge artwork with bleed - upper (zipped folder 266KB)
Protected badge artwork with bleed - lower (zipped folder 266KB)
Transparent badge artwork with bleed – upper (zipped folder 827KB)
Transparent badge artwork with bleed – lower (zipped folder 828KB)
Materials for use in branch
|A4 poster for branch window or door||
Single brand poster artwork (zipped folder 19KB)
Multiple brands poster artwork (zipped folder 19KB)
|A3 poster for inside the branch||
A3 internal poster artwork for a single brand (zipped folder 40KB)
A3 internal poster artwork for multiple brands (zipped folder 35KB)
|Sticker for cashier window or desk display||Sticker artwork for single or multiple brands (zipped folder 19KB)|
|Leaflet for printing||
DL leaflet for printing (zipped folder 3KB)
A5 leaflet for printing (zipped folder 4KB)
Materials to use online
|Leaflet for your website (please download and host this on your own website, don't link to this page)||Online leaflet (pdf 3MB)|
|Banner for web and mobile||Artwork for digital banner - 680 x 83 pixels (zipped folder 483KB)|
|Banner for web and mobile||Artwork for digital banner - 499 x 121 pixels (zipped folder 444KB)|
|Banner for web and mobile||Artwork for digital banner - 220 x 204 pixels (zipped folder 308KB)|
We are happy to provide advice on using our materials and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about the designs. However, FSCS can't provide sign-off for compliance purposes. You will need to speak with the PRA or the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) directly if you have any questions about compliance.
For example, we can't advise on:
- approval of final designs of the posters and stickers after they have been updated;
- approval of final website or app designs; or
- approval of where information should be placed on websites or apps.
PRA and FCA contact details
Please contact the PRA for all queries related to deposits (banks, building societies and credit unions) and insurance providers:
- PRA firm enquiries: PRA.FirmEnquiries@bankofengland.co.uk or +44 (0)20 3461 7000.
- Compliance-related enquiries: FSCSLiaison-Depos@bankofengland.co.uk.
- General public enquiries: email@example.com or +44 (0)20 7601 4878.
Please contact the FCA for all queries related to investments, pensions, insurance mediation and home finance:
- FCA firm enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 500 0597 (or +44 20 7066 1000 from overseas).
- Non-regulated firm enquiries: use the relevant online form on the FCA’s ‘Contact us’ page.
- General public enquiries: email@example.com, 0800 111 6768 or 0300 500 8082 (or +44 20 7066 1000 from overseas).