FAQs - Financial Claims Scheme (FCS)

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The Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) is an Australian Government scheme that provides protection and quick access to deposits in banks, building societies and credit unions in the unlikely event that one of these financial institutions fails.

Under the FCS, certain deposits are protected up to a limit of $250,000 for each account holder at any bank, building society, credit union or other authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) that is incorporated in Australia and authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

The FCS can only come into effect if it is activated by the Australian Government when an institution fails. Once activated, the FCS will be administered by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

In an FCS scenario, APRA would aim to pay the majority of customers their protected deposits under the Scheme within seven calendar days.

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The FCS limit of $250,000 applies to the sum of an account holder's deposits under the one banking license.

Therefore, all deposits held by an account holder at MyLife MyFinance must be added together towards the $250,000 FCS limit. Note that MyLife MyFinance does not operate under any different banking licences / trading names.

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Information on the FCS is available on the FCS website – www.fcs.gov.au.

Interest rates as at 1 April 2020. All interest rates are variable unless noted otherwise.
*All depositors are protected by the Government guarantee. For further details, please refer www.fcs.gov.au.
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