About DGS

Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Eligible deposits in Sarsfield Credit Union Limited are protected by:The Deposit Guarantee Scheme {“DGS”}. (1)
Limit of protection:Eligible deposits up to €100,000 per depositor per institution. (2)
If you have more eligible deposits at the Sarsfield Credit Union LimitedAll your eligible deposits at Sarsfield Credit Union Limited are: 'aggregated' and the total is subject to the limit of €100,000 (2)
If you have a joint account with other person{s}:The limit of €100,000 applies to each depositor separately. (3)
Reimbursement period in case of Sarsfield Credit Union Limited failure:Within 20 working days (4)
Currency of reimbursement:Euro
To contact Sarsfield Credit Union Limited for enquiries relating to your account:

To contact the DGS for further information on compensation:
Sarsfield Credit Union
Glentworth Street, Limerick
Tel: 061 317 910
E-mail: info@sarsfietdcu.ie

Deposit Guarantee Scheme, Central Bank of Ireland,
PO BOX 1151 7, Spencer Dock,
North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.
Tel: 1890-777 777
Email: info@depositguarantee.ie
More information:www.depositguarantee.ie

(1) Scheme responsible for the protection of your deposit
Your deposit is covered by a statutory deposit guarantee scheme. If insolvency should occur, your eligible deposits would be repaid up to € 100,000.
(2) General limit of protection
If a covered deposit is unavailable because a credit institution is unable to meet its financial obligations, depositors are repaid by the DGS.
This repayment covers at maximum €100,000 per person per credit institution. This means that all eligible deposits at the same credit institution are added up in order to determine the coverage level. If, for instance, a depositor holds a savings account with €90,000 and a current account with €20,000, he or she will only be repaid €100,000.
(3) Limit of protection for joint accounts
In case of joint accounts, the limit of €100,000 applies to each depositor. However, eligible deposits in an account to which two or more persons are entitled as members of a business partnership, association or grouping of a similar nature, without legal personality, are aggregated and treated as if made by a single depositor for the purpose of calculating the limit of €100,000.
In some cases eligible deposits which are categorized as "temporary high balances” are protected above €100,000 for six months after the amount has been credited or from the moment when such eligible deposits become legally transferable. These are eligible deposits relating to certain events which include:
(a) certain transactions relating to the purchase, sale or equity release by the depositor in relation to a private residential property;
(b) sums paid to the depositor in respect of insurance benefits, personal injuries, disability and incapacity benefits, wrongful conviction, unfair dismissal, redundancy, and retirement benefits;
(c) the depositor's marriage, judicial separation, dissolution of civil partnership, and divorce;
(d) Sums paid to the depositor in respect of benefits payable on death; claims for compensation in respect of a person's death or a legacy or distribution from the estate of a deceased person.
More information can be obtained at www.depositguarantee.ie
(4) Reimbursement
The responsible deposit guarantee scheme is:
Deposit Guarantee Scheme, Central Bank of Ireland, PO Box 11517, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. Tel: 1890-777777. Email: info@depositguarantee.ie Website: www.depositguarantee.ie
It will repay your eligible deposits (up to €1 00,000) within 20 working days until 31 December 2018; within 15 working days from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020; within 10 working days from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023; and within 7 days from 1 January 2024 onwards, save where specific exceptions apply.
Where the repayable amount cannot be made available within seven working days depositors will be given access to an appropriate amount of their covered deposits to cover the cost of living within five working days of a request. Access to the appropriate amount will only be made on the basis of data provided by the credit institution. If you have not been repaid within these deadlines, you should contact the deposit guarantee scheme.
In general, all retail depositors and businesses are covered by the Deposit Guarantee Scheme. Exceptions for certain deposits are stated on the website of the Deposit Guarantee Scheme. Your credit institution will also inform you on request whether certain products are covered or not. If deposits are eligible, the credit institution shall also confirm this on the statement of account.

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  • Sarsfield Credit Union
  • Tel: 061 317 910
  • Fax: 061 319 731
  • Email:
  • Web: www.sarsfieldcu.ie
  • Address: Glentworth Street, Limerick
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Sarsfield Credit Union Ltd is Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Reg No. 166CU