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Lenders embrace FSCS training scheme

Lenders embrace FSCS training scheme

Category: Banking

Updated: 20/08/2012
First Published: 20/08/2012

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Nationwide Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC have confirmed they will be adopting the Financial Services Compensation Scheme's (FSCS) latest training scheme.

The programme, created by the Financial Skills Partnership, will give staff the necessary skills to help inform consumers of the protection available for savings and current accounts.

New Financial Services Authority (FSA) rules, set to take effect from the 31 August, will require all financial companies registered in the UK to promote the FSCS by displaying posters in branches and provide protection information online.

Mark Neale, chief executive of the FSCS, said: "The banking crisis showed how important it is for consumers to have clear information about FSCS protection. From the end of August consumers will be able to see in branches and online how their savings are protected.

"As well as this visible reassurance it is vital they receive the correct information from front-line employees who serve customers."

Find out how your savings are protected in our Depositor Protection Guide.

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