Rowallane Credit Union payments in the post

24th August 2015

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has made payments to over 700 members of Rowallane Credit Union.

The payments were in the post only days after the credit union, based in Belfast, was placed into liquidation on 19 August 2015. It delivers on FSCS's promise to pay back members within a week.

Credit union records show over 700 members of Rowallane Credit Union were due compensation for the deposits they held.

Mark Oakes, Head of Communications, says: "FSCS protects people when authorised financial services firms cease trading. So I'm pleased to confirm FSCS payments have now been made to members of Rowallane Credit Union. It is good news for those members."

FSCS is aware that the credit union held around £1.4m on deposit for its members. People with less than a thousand pounds will receive a letter to get cash over the counter at their Post Office. Anyone with more than this will receive a cheque.

FSCS protects savings up to £85,000, which covers about 98% of people in the UK with bank, building society or credit union accounts. Since 2001, FSCS has protected more than 4.5m people and paid out more than £26bn. You can find out more about FSCS protection for deposits at www.fscs.org.uk/protected

For more information, visit our Q&As for deposits.