A Timely Reminder - Govt Guarantee of deposits up to $250k per Bank per Account Holder
Given the uncertain economic times, it is a timely reminder of the Australian Government Guarantee of deposits up to $250,000 AUD per Bank (ADI) per Account Holder.
These powers come under the Financial Claim Scheme (FCS) which are only activated by the Government, when a bank fails.
In light of the unprecedented impact on our economy from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the most risk adverse option in my opinion is to make sure you meet the requirements of the Government Guarantee up to $250k per Account Holder per Bank that is an ADI. It is perhaps best to be safe than sorry....
For a list of the ADIs covered by the FCS, please refer to the link to APRA below:
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