In the UK, nearly all financial service activities must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. You can search our Register for firms and individuals and the activities firms have permissions for.
How to use the Register
Always check the firms or person you’re dealing with is listed on the Register
- The Register lists all the firms and individuals that are involved with regulated activities. You can find out what they are regulated to do and your protections when doing business with them.
Make sure they have permissions for the regulated activities you need
- Always check that permissions/activities of the firm match the service it’s providing to you.
Only use the contact details listed on the Register
- Many scammers pretend to be a legitimate firm. Use the contact details on the Register to confirm you’re dealing with the genuine firm before doing business with them.