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
ukinjuryclaim.co.uk (Clone of FCA Authorised Firm) (new) 19/01/2022
Kensington Capital UK (new) 19/01/2022
Upswingtrade.com (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (new) 19/01/2022
Bendigo Coins LTD (clone of FCA authorised firm) (new) 19/01/2022
elitefxoptiontrade (updated) 19/01/2022
union apex credit bank (updated) 19/01/2022
Corriegarth Wind Energy/ www.corriegarthwindenergy.com (Please note this has no link to Corriegarth Wind Energy Holdings Limited Company number SC253383 or Corriegarth Wind Energy Limited Company number SC486712) (new) 19/01/2022
TRADE CITY (updated) 19/01/2022
Top Trade Group (updated) 18/01/2022
TRADING BULL LIMITED (new) 18/01/2022
Blockchain Ltd / Blockchain Refund Department (clone of FCA registered EMD agent) (updated) 18/01/2022
Income Bonds UK (updated) 18/01/2022
Jet Trade Forex Investment (new) 18/01/2022
Tradefex Investments (new) 18/01/2022
MODEMTRADING (new) 18/01/2022
REEF RESOURCES LLC (new) 18/01/2022
Swiss Union (new) 18/01/2022
Easy Credit Loans (new) 18/01/2022
expertfxbitmining (updated) 18/01/2022
FxcryptoBitmining (updated) 18/01/2022
SprimStock FX (updated) 18/01/2022
WEBSTAR TRADING Ltd (updated) 18/01/2022
MAXI CAPITAL FOREX INVEST (updated) 18/01/2022
YEW Trading Ltd (updated) 18/01/2022
BEST FOREX TRADING LTD (updated) 18/01/2022

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