Protection

Read the articles in our protection section to find out the latest news on FSCS protection and the wider issues facing the financial services industry.

Our mission to promote pension protection

Many people don't know FSCS can protect their pension if a provider goes bust. We've been working with pensions providers to raise awareness of FSCS protection.

20 January 2021

Cryptocurrencies – are they covered, and what's the risk?

Find out what cryptocurrencies are, whether they're risky and whether they're covered by FSCS. 

17 December 2020

What if my bank just exists online?

FSCS protects your money held in all authorised UK banks, even if they don't have any branches. Our protection applies no matter what type of bank you choose.

17 September 2020

Ask these key questions to make sure your money is protected

Arm yourself with these essential questions to ask your provider so you know what FSCS protection is available before you choose a financial product or service.

04 September 2020

E-money and prepaid accounts – why doesn’t FSCS protect my money?

Following the Wirecard suspension, we explain why e-money (electronic money) isn’t something FSCS protects and explain how to check your money is safe.

03 July 2020