Enterprise The Business Credit Union declared in default

14th May 2015

FSCS protects nearly 1900 members of Enterprise The Business Credit Union

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is stepping in to protect members of Enterprise The Business Credit Union (“Enterprise CU”) after it was placed into administration and ceased trading on 14 May 2015. The credit union is based in Bournemouth and has almost 1900 members with some £7m in savings. The trading name of the credit union was DotComUnity Credit Union. 

The Scheme says that the overwhelming majority of savers will get their money back within seven days.

And people will not need to lift a finger to get their savings back. FSCS will automatically send payments to members of the credit union using credit union records.

People with up to a thousand pounds will receive a letter to get cash over the counter at their local Post Office. Anyone with more than this will receive a cheque, direct from FSCS.

FSCS protects up to £85,000 of savings or £170,000 for joint accounts. It has come to the aid of more than 4.5m people since 2001 while paying out over £26bn in compensation.

Kate Bartlett, Director of Operations for FSCS, says help is on the way. “FSCS is protecting Enterprise The Business Credit Union members. We’re here for you and we’re ready to help. Your savings are protected up to £85,000, and we will get them back to you within the next week. The process is automatic so you won’t have to apply for compensation.”

FSCS is funded by financial services firms through a compulsory annual levy. The Scheme protects deposits, insurance and investments when authorised firms cease trading. It has the most wide ranging protection of any scheme in the world. For more information visit our Q&As for deposits.