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What we do

We serve the public interest by protecting financial consumers from harm, enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system and promoting effective competition.

We regulate the conduct of firms to ensure that the industry is run with integrity, that people have access to the products and services they need and that consumers can trust their providers.

How we do it

We look at situations with an open mind and seek out a range of perspectives before exercising sound judgement. We believe that we work best when we work together. So, we look for people who thrive in an inclusive environment and who understand their impact on the world around them.

To support this, we run a community engagement programme which allows us to build links with our local area. We offer up to 28 work hours each year for our people to volunteer with their chosen charities and connect with our community.

Our people

Experience tells us that the people we work with are just as important as the work that we do when it comes to a fulfilling career. We believe that our people are what makes the FCA a great place to work.

We value the views of our people and listening to them is central to our success. This is why our staff network groups play such a significant role. They shape the environment we work in, the way we interact with one another and the way that we make our decisions.

This commitment has helped us be recognised as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and we were recently voted 'Employer of the year' at the Women in Finance awards. We’re also signatories of the #NoBystanders pledge, the Race At Work Charter and the Disability Confident scheme, which guarantees disabled people an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for a job vacancy.

Our leaders

Our Executive Leadership Team is made up of key figures from industry and regulation. They have worked at the highest level in a number of sectors, both domestically and abroad. Drawing upon these experiences, the Executive Leadership Team review and discuss the strategy, direction and activity of the FCA. You can find detailed biographies for our leaders on our Executive committees page.

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