VIBHS Financial ltd is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the UK (FRN: 613381).
Are my funds segregated?
VIBHS Financial is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA) which means we must comply with FCA client assets regulation, known as CASS.
When you open an account with VIBHS Financial you will normally be categorised as a retail client. Depending on your net worth, dealing history and experience you may be able to request to re-categorised, with your explicit consent, as an Elective Professional Client (“EPC”). As an EPC you can agree to a “Title Transfer Collateral Arrangement” which means your funds will be held outside of the firms’ CASS obligations.
Retail client money is held separately from VIBHS Financial own funds in accordance with the relevant provisions of the FCA’s Client Money Sourcebook. This means that client money is protected and therefore unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails.
What happens to my money if VIBHS Financial goes into liquidation?
In the event of VIBHS Financial liquidation, retail clients would have their share of segregated money returned, minus the administrators' costs in handling and distributing these funds up to a limit of £85,000 per person under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). More information can be found here: https://www.fscs.org.uk