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
Ashby Limited (updated) 21/08/2013
Aston Forex / Aston Markets (updated) 21/08/2013
Ardea Capital LP (updated) 21/08/2013
Amethyst Bullion Limited (updated) 21/08/2013
Asian Foreign Securities and Compliance Department (updated) 21/08/2013
Arab-Anglo Finance (updated) 21/08/2013
Apex Stock Transfer Inc. (updated) 21/08/2013
Apex Management Limited (updated) 21/08/2013
Anderson Price (updated) 21/08/2013
ARSU Asset Recovery Solutions (updated) 21/08/2013
Alternative Asset Group Limited (AAG) (updated) 21/08/2013
Alliance Capital Management (updated) 20/08/2013
Acquisitions 21 Pte. Ltd. (updated) 20/08/2013
Allied Partners Financial (updated) 20/08/2013
AGFX (updated) 20/08/2013
Alpha Invest (updated) 20/08/2013
Alderman Associates Ltd. (updated) 20/08/2013
Acorn Investments (updated) 20/08/2013
Allied Lucent (updated) 20/08/2013
AC Alternative (updated) 20/08/2013
Advance Futures Limited (updated) 16/08/2013
Ajay Kumar (updated) 16/08/2013
Alan Woods (updated) 16/08/2013
Accredited Global Services Group (updated) 16/08/2013
Alpha Oil Inc. (updated) 16/08/2013

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