Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your eligible deposits with Newcastle Building Society are protected up to a total of £75,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit protection scheme. Any deposits you hold above the £75,000 limit are not covered. Please visit

Why your money is safe with us:

  • Compensation is currently available on up to £75,000 for sole accounts and £150,000 for joint accounts.
  • No investor in a building society has lost any of their investment since records began and probably a long time before that. (Source: BSA)
  • Largest Building Society to be based in the North East
  • Customer advice leaflet - How safe are my savings


All UK building societies are participants in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under Part XV of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The Scheme is administered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The Scheme is governed by PRA Rules.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme Information Sheet

Activation of the Scheme

Before the Scheme can be activated, the PRA or a court must make a determination about a building society participant in the Scheme. This would usually happen if it was determined that a participant was unable to repay investments which were due and payable. An example of where this might happen is if there had been a winding-up order in insolvency proceedings.

Withdrawal form

Click here to download a withdrawal form.


Saving Help & Next Steps

  • Talk to our savings advisors
    0345 734 4345(local rate charge but calls from mobiles may cost more)
  • Or pop into your local branch
  • Manage your savings online