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
Becker Crypto Investment (updated) 17/01/2022
Meteor Trade Investment Management Ltd (clone of FCA authorised firm) (updated) 17/01/2022
Hexus Finance Limited (new) 14/01/2022
B77 Trading & Cryptservers LTD (updated) 14/01/2022
Maxcoin Miners Ltd (updated) 14/01/2022
SOLID CRYPTO FX (updated) 14/01/2022
Kylex CryptoFx (updated) 14/01/2022
Mystocks24 (new) 13/01/2022
Tetra Invest London Plc/ Tetra Invest (clone of FCA Authorised firm) (updated) 13/01/2022
Betafinn (Clone of FCA Authorised Firm) (new) 13/01/2022
Coinex Trade Hub (new) 13/01/2022
Coinappfx (new) 13/01/2022
Nominex Crypto Option LTD (new) 13/01/2022
cryptoforexvest (new) 13/01/2022
Wealth Crypto Ltd (new) 13/01/2022
Fxtdpro (updated) 13/01/2022
CashHuntFx (Clone of former PSD Agent) (new) 13/01/2022
Prolificoin (updated) 13/01/2022
HPS Partners / HPS Investment Partners (Clone of FCA Authorised firms) (updated) 13/01/2022
World FX Market (updated) 13/01/2022
TradeFx Gains Crypto (updated) 13/01/2022
FX INVESTMENT Ltd (updated) 13/01/2022
BelCryptoFX Ltd (updated) 13/01/2022
CRYPTOFXTRADESTOCK (updated) 13/01/2022

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