FSCS to protect 981 members of Whitmore Reans Credit Union Limited

FSCS has stepped in to protect members of Wolverhampton-based, Whitmore Reans Credit Union Limited (Whitmore Reans).

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has stepped in to protect members of Wolverhampton-based, Whitmore Reans Credit Union Limited (Whitmore Reans). The credit union stopped trading and was declared in default on 21 March 2016. A default declaration means FSCS is satisfied that Whitmore Reans cannot repay deposits to its members.

The vast majority of members will be compensated within seven days without having to lift a finger. FSCS will use the credit union’s records to automatically send payments out to them.

People with up to £1000 in their account 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 £75,000 of savings (£150,000 for joint accounts). It has come to the aid of more than 4.5m people since 2001 while paying out over £26bn in compensation.

Mark Oakes, Head of Communications at FSCS, said: “FSCS is protecting Whitmore Reans members. We’re here for you and we’re ready to help. Your savings are protected up to £75,000 (£150,000 for joint accounts) and you should get your money back within the week. The process is automatic too so you won’t have to apply for compensation.”

Further information

  • Please visit our questions and answers page on deposits.
  • Members wishing to open a new credit union account in the area can contact Wolverhampton City Credit Union Limited, 73 Worcester Street, Wolverhampton WV2 4LE.
  • Members with any queries can contact the administrators: Jo Milner and Stephen Cork of Cork Gully LLP, 52 Brook Street, London W1K 5DS. Email: WRCU@corkgully.com or Tel: 020 7268 2150.