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.
Financial firms must provide clear and fair contracts, and cannot enforce unfair terms. Find out how to spot an unfair contract term, how to report it to us and how to get more information about your rights.
Find out how to report an unauthorised firm and what information can help us.
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