Warnings and alerts - Financial Conduct Authority

Warnings and Alerts

Last Modified: 06/11/2014
We issue alerts about financial services firms and individuals, based both overseas and in the UK, which are operating without FCA authorisation.

We also publish, where possible, notices and warnings from other countries.

If you invest your money with unauthorised firms, you won’t be eligible for the UK compensation and complaint schemes.

We have lists of these firms that we continuously update.

The lists are organised into the following categories:

You can find a full list of firms and individuals who are authorised to conduct regulated activities on our FS Register.

Tell us about it

If you believe you’ve used an unauthorised financial services firm, we want you to tell us about it.

You can do this by completing the form relevant to the type of financial services firm which contacted you.

You can complete our:

We also encourage you to report the matter to the City of London Police's Operation Archway , the national reporting system for boiler room fraud.

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