Firms - Financial Conduct Authority


A firm or individual that carries out regulated financial service activities in the UK must be authorised by us. We now also regulate firms offering consumer credit.

Authorised firms have to meet our rules and guidance, as set out in the FCA Handbook, and supply us with information and data so we can monitor their business.

Our Financial Services Register includes all the firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.

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

New Firms web section

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Connect applications


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GABRIEL reporting


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