On August 5, 2015, the PRA published new waivers for firms on the notifications required for depositor protection. The recent changes require firms to notify all depositors of the limit change from £85,000 to £75,000 by September 1, 2015 and provide the Information Sheet to depositors between January 1 and July 1, 2016. The PRA’s preference is that firms send out the notification of changes to all depositors by September 1, 2015 and do not send out the Information Sheet or exclusions notification before January 1, 2016. However, to relieve some of the burden on firms, the PRA will allow firms to send the deposit limit change notification by September 1, 2015 to any depositor who is no longer covered by the depositor protection scheme and any depositor who holds aggregate eligible deposits of over £50,000 and either: (i) make the required systems or other changes to ensure that no Information Sheets or exclusions notifications are sent to depositors prior to January 1, 2016; or (ii) amend the Information Sheet to the new limit of £75,000 and send it with the exclusions notification on account opening and as an annual mailing between now and July 1, 2016.
The modification by consent is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/authorisations/waiverscrr/moddeppro.pdf.