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  • Important information about deposits, the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme and US depositors

    It is important to note that if SVB were to go into liquidation, deposits maintained in the UK Branch would not have the benefit of deposit insurance of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In addition, UK Branch deposits would not have the same preferred status over non-deposit creditors as do deposits payable in the US. This means that depositors of the UK Branch would receive payment from the liquidated SVB assets only after all uninsured US deposits were fully paid. In that case, you would be an unsecured creditor of SVB and would be repaid only to the extent that assets remain available after repaying all other secured creditors. SVB is covered by the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if SVB is unable to meet its financial obligations.

    Deposit Protection

    Your eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit protection scheme.

    The FSCS protects most depositors, including individuals and small companies, up to £85,000 until 31 December 2015 after which the limit will change to £75,000. Eligible deposits of large companies and small local authorities are covered up to £75,000.

    For more detailed information about coverage and limits, please review our Coverage Information.

    For further information about the compensation scheme, please download the FSCS Leaflet or visit www.FSCS.org.uk.

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