International standards and regulations

A large part of our work is to implement, supervise and enforce international standards and regulations in the UK.

Our participation in European and global discussions

We engage regularly with a wide range of European and international counterparts and stakeholders, both bilaterally and in multilateral forums. This is to:

  • enhance cooperation
  • share best practice and
  • discuss issues of common interest

Such and international regulatory policy and standards, and their implementation, supervision and enforcement in the UK, are integral to our remit. We work to achieve effective, proportionate and consistent standards in relation to issues within our remit. These issues include conduct, consumer protection, market integrity, competition and relevant prudential issues.


We continue to engage with our regulatory counterparts in the EU, with EU institutions, and with the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) on issues within our competency.


We devote significant time and resources to international engagement, to the work of global standard setters and other global bodies. 

We are a member of :

We contribute to the UK’s membership of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and to the Government’s work with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

In addition, we are a member of the International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation (FinCoNet) and we participate in certain workstreams of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Other supervisors or regulators can contact us here.

Overseas regulators can use our online form to request a letter of goodstanding for an individual or firm we regulate.


In the UK we work closely with HM Treasury and the Bank of England to ensure the effective regulation of benchmarks. Globally, the FCA has also been highly influential in setting standards, through ESMA, and through its chairing/co-chairing of International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Financial Stability Board (FSB) committees.