Deposit guarantee scheme is a financial stability mechanism implemented in many countries to protect bank depositors against the loss of their deposits in the case when a bank is unable to meet its obligations to depositors by compensating certain deposits held by depositors of the bank. This compensation is paid out from the contributions which banks have made into a deposit guarantee fund.
All credit institutions operating in Guernsey are obliged to participate in Guernsey's deposit guarantee scheme.
Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited is a member of Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme and makes its contributions into it. In the case of Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation: