The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects consumers should anything happen to their bank, building society or credit union. It’s likely you will have seen our posters in your local branch or information on your bank or building society website and app.
Nationwide accounts are protected by FSCS up to the sum of 85,000*. Find out more from your Nationwide in branch or online.
FSCS protection covers firms authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. A list of the banks authorised by the PRA can be found on the PRA's website.
FSCS protects the following Nationwide accounts:
Individuals are protected up to £85,000* and £170,000* for joint accounts. For a full list of FSCS protected Nationwide deposit accounts, visit Nationwide website.
Understanding shared banking authorisation
Some banks and building societies operate a number of brand names under one banking license, this means that you might only be protected up to £85,000* for the total amount of money you have across the brands covered. See below for more information.
For a full list of banking and building society brands and authorisations protected by FSCS can be found here.
How to check your Nationwide and/or other savings are safe
What other financial products does FSCS protect?
FSCS also protects investments, insurance, pensions, endowments and home finance (including mortgage advice). Find out more on our What We Cover pages.
*From 3 July 2015, the FSCS will provide a £1 million protection limit for temporary high balances held with your bank, building society or credit union if it fails. Read our Q&As about temporary high balances for more information.