Your savings are protected

There is the sound of children’s voices in the background.

Male Voice: We all have something we’re putting money aside for...

We zoom out to see an irregular shape is actually the pattern on the neck of a child’s height measuring giraffe.

Male Voice: And whether it’s for a child’s bedroom…

The giraffe comes to life with the sound of children’s voices turning into monkeys in a forest.

Male Voice: or for a safari holiday…

The Giraffe nibbles at some leaves

Male Voice: …the money you’re saving is automatically protected up to £85,000…

The screen moves up to the trees and the figure £85,000 appears in some purple flowers.

Male Voice: …by The Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

We then zoom in on a large flower which incorporates the text ‘Financial Services Compensation Scheme’.

Male Voice: If you have a joint account, your money’s protected up to £170,000, in any UK authorised bank, building society or credit union.

We zoom in on a leaf at the top of the trees. £170,000 appears on the leaf.

The camera moves up to the sky. There is the sound of a party horn in the background and a birthday balloon with 40 written on it drifts into the sky.

Male Voice: It doesn’t matter if it’s for a big birthday…

It then changes to a 40 speed limit road sign accompanied by the sound of a car horn.

Male Voice…or driving lessons, your money is safe.

A cloud drifts by in the shape of the word free.

Male Voice: The FSCS is a free service that protects your money, should anything happen to your bank, building society or credit union.

The frame pauses on three paper cut-outs showing different shapes of buildings.

The screen then moves up to a sun shining in the sky.

Male Voice: And you’ll get your money back within seven days.

This then changes to a moon; night and day change in one rotation.

Male Voice: It’s completely automatic and backed by government.

So whether your money’s for a new home

The sun transforms into a door knocker, which raps on the door with the sound of a door closing.

Male Voice: …or a new television…

The knocker then turns into a glowing power button. The power button depresses and changes colour as if turning to standby mode with the sound of a ‘click’ and then disappears.

Male Voice: …you can be confident your savings are protected.

The FSCS badge appears.
Male Voice: Find out more about savings protection at

About the FSCS

You'll probably never need us. But it's nice to know we're here.


If anything happens to your bank, building society or credit union, the FSCS automatically refunds savings up to £85,000 within 7 days. You won't have to do anything.


FSCS has paid out more than £26 billion in compensation.


FSCS has already helped more than 4.5 million people since it was established in 2001.

7 days

The FSCS automatically refunds savings up to £85,000 within 7 days.

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