How safe is my money?

As a condition of its authorisation as an API by the FCA, Freemarket is required to protect and keep safe its customers’ funds. Specifically, Freemarket must comply with the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (PSRs). These regulations stipulate that APIs must have appropriate and well-managed safeguarding arrangements to ensure client funds are not subject to any other claim and that in the event of insolvency, are returned to the client in full, and in a timely and orderly way.

This is set out in detail within:

  • PSRs regulation 23; and
  • Chapter 10 of the FCA Approach Document

Freemarket is not a bank; your account with Freemarket is a payment account rather than a bank account. The funds provided to Freemarket for the purposes of making a payment are not eligible for depositor protection via the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

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