SBI UK is covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), which can pay compensation to depositors if a bank is unable to meet its financial obligations. Most depositors - including most individuals and small businesses - are covered by the scheme.
An eligible depositor may claim up to £85,000 in deposits under the scheme. For joint accounts, each account holder is treated as having a claim in respect of their share. So, for a joint account held by two eligible depositors, the maximum amount that could be claimed would be £85,000 each (totalling £170,000). The £85,000 limit relates to the combined amount in all the eligible depositor's accounts with State Bank of India UK Offices, including their share of any joint account, and not to each separate account.
For more information about the scheme, including amounts covered and eligibility to claim, please ask at your local branch, visit the FSCS website or call 0800 678 1100.