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
Coindex Trade (updated) 13/01/2022
BinaryForexCrypto LTD (updated) 13/01/2022
Go Compare Bonds / GoCompare Bonds / GoCompare Bond Rates (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (updated) 12/01/2022
CFD Advanced (updated) 12/01/2022
accuratecryptofxtraders247 (updated) 12/01/2022
GREENINVESTCRYPTO (new) 12/01/2022
Koyo Loans Services Limited / Koyo Loans Private Lending / Koyo Loans UK Ltd (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (updated) 12/01/2022
Hargreaves Lansdown (clone of an FCA authorised Firm) (updated) 12/01/2022
Nutmeg Easy Invest / nutmegeasyinvest.com (Clone of FCA authorised firm) (new) 12/01/2022
FXCRYPTOLEGALTRADE (updated) 12/01/2022
firstcryptofx (updated) 12/01/2022
Crypto Hub Investments (updated) 12/01/2022
Bit Trade FX (updated) 12/01/2022
FIRSTFXMARKET (updated) 12/01/2022
CRYPTO EMPIREFX LTD (updated) 12/01/2022
Vintage Crypto Assets (updated) 12/01/2022
digitalassetcryptocurrency (updated) 12/01/2022
MercuryFX Investments (new) 11/01/2022
Investing Solution FX (new) 11/01/2022
ELITE INVESTMENT FX (new) 11/01/2022
All Crypto Invest (new) 11/01/2022
British Investment Bonds (new) 11/01/2022
FXCT Investments (updated) 11/01/2022
cryptofxvalley (new) 11/01/2022

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