London Capital and Finance

Treasury written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to establish an ad hoc compensation scheme for people affected by the collapse of London Capital and Finance.

Photo of John Glen John Glen Minister of State (Treasury) (City), The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The administrators for London Capital & Finance (LCF) are currently estimating recoveries for investors affected by LCF’s failure.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), as the compensation scheme of last resort, can only provide compensation for claims connected with certain types of regulated activities. They are working closely with LCF’s administrators and the Financial Conduct Authority to understand more about LCF’s activities and whether there are grounds for compensation.

If there are circumstances that give rise to potentially valid claims, the FSCS will communicate this on their website. They have invited LCF investors to register for updates on their website. More information on this can be found at

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