Whistleblowing in practice: Case studies

Are you thinking about blowing the whistle on wrongdoing? Find out how whistleblowing can help us to act and how we protect other firms.

Whistleblowing information gives us an insight into what’s happening in the markets we regulate. We can only act on what we know – so any information that you provide allows us to consider potential risks.

Hundreds of people make whistleblowing reports to the FCA every year. You can find out more about the type of issues employees speak to us about in our quarterly data publication, or learn how to make a report.

What people blow the whistle about

We receive whistleblowing reports about:

  • mis-selling
  • money laundering
  • fitness and propriety
  • systems and controls
  • unauthorised business

If you think a firm or individual is involved in wrongdoing in an area we regulate, you can report it confidentially by contacting our Whistleblowing team via:

  • phone: +44 (0)20 7066 9200 between 10am to 3pm, or leave a message  
  • email: [email protected]
  • post: Intelligence Department (Ref PIDA), Financial Conduct Authority, 12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN
  • our online form

You can blow the whistle and stay anonymous. Whistleblowers who choose to remain anonymous via email or telephone, will receive a reference number which they can use when contacting the FCA anonymously again.

We can arrange to meet with you if you would like to discuss your concerns further in person. Before meeting with you we may require you to provide some information about yourself. To find out more, please contact the Whistleblowing team on the contact details above.

Find out more about how to blow the whistle.

You can contact the PRA for any wrongdoing related to prudential issues in a PRA-regulated firm.

We will not confirm the existence of a whistleblower outside of the FCA so you can feel confident about your identity remaining secure when approaching us with your concerns. 

Whistleblowing case studies

Find out about some typical case studies based on real incidents the Whistleblowing team has handled. All details in the case studies have been anonymised.

Contact the FCA Whistleblowing team

  • call: +44 (0)20 7066 9200 between 10am to 3pm, or leave a message
  • email: [email protected]
  • write to: Intelligence Department (Ref PIDA), Financial Conduct Authority, 12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN
  • use our online form to make a report

We record all calls to make sure we capture your information correctly.

Please note, the 'submit feedback' option below should not be used to contact the team or make a report.

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