Firms - Financial Conduct Authority


We regulate the conduct of more than 70,000 firms – and for many of these we also consider whether they meet prudential standards.

Regulated firms have to follow our rules, that we set out in the FCA Handbook, and give us information and data so we can monitor their business.

We are also the securities regulator for one of the largest financial markets in Europe.


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