The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the independent body, set up by the government, which gives you your money back if your authorised1 financial services provider goes bust.
The FSCS protects a range of products for both individuals and small businesses. Limits apply depending on the product you have bought. The FSCS does not charge individual consumers for using its service. The FSCS cannot help you if the firm you have done business with is still trading.
You can contact the FSCS helpline on 0800 678 1100 or 0207 741 4100, write to the address below or visit their website.
Financial Services Compensation Scheme 
10th Floor, Beaufort House 
15 St Botolph Street 
1The FSCS can only pay compensation for customers of financial services firms authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.