Financial services firms can only operate in the UK if they are authorised by us or registered to do so, or are otherwise exempt.
Unfortunately, there are firms in the UK and abroad that operate without our authorisation, and some knowingly run scams.
Find out how to check if a firm is authorised by us, how to protect yourself from unauthorised firms, and the latest on our warnings and investigations.
Follow our ten steps to make sure you are dealing with an authorised firm, and to protect yourself from fraud and unauthorised activity.
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