Unauthorised firms and individuals

Almost all firms offering financial services in the UK must be authorised and registered by us. Check our list to find out if a firm or individual is unauthorised.

Check the Financial Services Register to ensure firms are authorised. If a firm is not on the FS Register, check our unauthorised firms list below.


You should only deal with financial services firms that have been authorised or registered by us.

If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.

Protect yourself

Unfortunately, there are firms that wrongly operate without our authorisation.

If a firm does not appear on the FS Register, but says it does, search for it in the list below and contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

Beware of fraudsters pretending to be from firms authorised by us, as they could be 'clone firms'. If you're cold-called by a financial services firm, always ring them back on the number given on the FS Register.

Some firms knowingly run scams like share fraud and other investment scams. You should take steps to protect yourself from scams and check our list of warnings from foreign regulators

Using the Warning list

We add firms to this list as soon as possible but it's not exhaustive. Don't assume a firm is legitimately authorised or registered just because it doesn't appear on this list. Firms frequently change their names and it may not have been reported to us yet.

To use the table below, you can:

  • search for an unauthorised firm using the search box
  • filter results by the first letter of the firm
  • click on the 'Name' column to view firms from A to Z

You can also check the most recently added firms. If you are concerned about a scam you can report this to us online.

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Name Date added Date updated
Berge and Associates LLC (updated) 24/05/2022
Powell Advance Associates (updated) 24/05/2022
Pointe-Benowitz LLC / Point-Benowitz (updated) 24/05/2022
Blockchain Ltd / Blockchain Refund Department / Blockchain Access (clone of FCA registered EMD agent) (updated) 24/05/2022
Societe Generale/ societegenerale.de.com / societe-generale.online (Clone of EEA Authorised firm details) (updated) 24/05/2022
ghana-al.com (Clone of FCA Authorised Firm) (new) 24/05/2022
Little Loans Ltd/ Little Loans Group/ Little Loans Society/ Money Line Loans (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (updated) 23/05/2022
24*7 Cash Line Finance / 247 Cashline Finance / 247 Cashline Loan (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (new) 23/05/2022
Pension Drawdown Advisory Centre (new) 23/05/2022
The FluentMoney / Fluent Money Loan Lenders (Clone of FCA Authorised Firm) (updated) 23/05/2022
TRADER HOUSE (new) 20/05/2022
Beneffx (new) 20/05/2022
CapFM / capfm.io / capfm.co (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (updated) 20/05/2022
CRYPTOLOGY & NFT WORLD (new) 20/05/2022
Andbank Asset Management/ Andbank Asset management London (Clone of FCA Authorised Schedule 5 – Operator) (new) 20/05/2022
Lodestone Partners / Loadstone (updated) 20/05/2022
CRYPTOVEST (updated) 20/05/2022
UPCRYPTOVEST (updated) 20/05/2022
CRYPTOWIN TRADING (updated) 20/05/2022
Henderson and James Equity Management (updated) 20/05/2022
CRYPTO BOT OPTIONS (new) 19/05/2022
AIG Europe Investment (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (new) 19/05/2022

Page updates

19/08/2021: Information changed Money Advice Service to MoneyHelper

09/08/2019: Information added Further instructions provided to assist with searching firm list