This includes helping investors identify and access investments that suit their individual circumstances and attitude to risk, providing impartial information on basic investment principles and encouraging a longer-term, more diversified investment approach.
Our InvestSmart homepage hosts a range of articles aimed at helping consumers with their investment decisions and we’ll soon be adding videos and tools that we believe will further support investors.
About the FCA
As the conduct regulator for around 51,000 financial services firms in the UK, we aim to ensure that financial markets are honest, fair and effective so that consumers get a fair deal. From children’s ISAs to pensions, direct debits to credit cards and loans to investments, how well financial markets work has a fundamental impact on us all.
The UK financial services sector employs over 1.1 million people and contributes £75.6 billion in tax to the economy – we all benefit if UK markets work well, competitively and fairly, maintaining confidence in the UK as a major global financial hub.
Find out more about the FCA.
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