Obtaining a data extract from the Financial Services Register

You can order an extract of data from the Financial Services (FS) Register for a charge (shown below). This service forms part of our guide to the information publication scheme.

We can provide either an extract of just the firms’ data, or firms’ and individuals’ data (this is an enhanced service with an additional fee). The Register Extract Service (RES) is a subset of data from the FS Register.

The data can be ordered as follows:

  • weekly or monthly subscription
  • a single, one-off copy

The RES can be provided either on CD (FCA service) or via the web as a download/search facility (from our distribution partner Spectrum Data Management).

Note that from 31 March 2022, we will be discontinuing the CD service. We are therefore not taking on new CD subscribers as a result.

 

A new version of the Register Extract Service went live on 9 April 2021.  As part of our Transformation Programme and Data Strategy, we are making a significant investment in our data and technology across the FCA. This strategy combines improvements to our data foundations, which includes data quality, as well as transforming the way we regulate. As a result, we are improving data quality in the FS Register and the RES and addressing other data quality issues; for example, by requiring more regular updates from firms.  We have also made some changes to the technology behind the RES that will result in improvements to the service.

 

RES Subscribers' Handbook

The RES Subscribers' Handbook includes the following information:

  • what the RES is and what it includes
  • how to become a subscriber
  • what services you can opt for
  • RES subscription fees 
  • an explanation of the service's file structure and content 

You can access the Subscribers' Handbook here.

Charges

The download service carries 2 annual charges - one for SDM and one for the FCA (listed below). SDM charges £1,600 for weekly and £995 for monthly downloads. Data on individuals carries an additional charge of £200.

For example, ordering the FCA firms’ data on a weekly basis would incur a total cost of £4,199: £1,600 payable to SDM and £2,599 payable to the FCA.

All prices are annual charges and exclude VAT.

Data download provided by SDM (showing FCA charges only)

Usage

Frequency

 

Weekly

Monthly

Single

Firms data only

 

 

 

FCA compliance: own business

£2,599

£1,444

Not available

Other: own business

£9,445

£7,219

£6,012

Reseller use £9,445 £7,219 £6,012
       
Firms and individuals data      
FCA compliance: own business

£8,663

£5,408

Not available

Other: own business

£17,840

£13,514

£11,025

Reseller use £17,840 £13,514 £11,025

 

FCA data provided on CD

Usage

Frequency

 

Weekly

Monthly

Single

Firms data only

 

 

 

FCA compliance: own business

£4,279

£1,864

Not available

Other: own business

£11,125

£7,639

£6,274

Reseller use £11,125 £7,639 £6,274
 

 

 

 

Firms and individuals data

 

 

 

FCA compliance: own business

£10,553

£6,038

Not available

Other: own business

£19,688

£14,427

£11,498

Reseller use £19,688 £14,427 £11,498

If you would like to subscribe or have queries about the service please contact us at [email protected].

Page updates

12/04/2021: Information added Update on ordering an extract of data from the Financial Services (FS) Register