New Financial Services Register

A new Financial Services Register makes it easier to find information on firms, individuals and other bodies that are, or have been, regulated by the PRA and/or the FCA.

The new Register has one search field to help you find a firm, individual or collective investment scheme by looking up its name, reference number or postcode. You can also search for certain investment exchanges.

You can filter the search results or click on a name for further information like contact details, the permissions a firm has or whether it is covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

The new Register also includes clearer language and help text to explain some important financial, technical and regulatory terms.

Unauthorised firms

Firms that we have been told are providing regulated products or services without the required authorisation – or are knowingly running a scam – are included in the Register for the first time.

These firms are highlighted in search results by red text and a warning symbol to make clear that we think you should avoid dealing with them or any individuals involved.

Further information on unauthorised firms includes the different details being given out and whether they are falsely claiming to be from a genuine, authorised firm.

Consumer credit firms

Search results on the new Financial Services Register include consumer credit firms that have interim permission, so you don’t have to search the Consumer Credit Interim Permission Register separately.

Other registers

The Mutuals Public Register and Regulated Covered Bonds Register are not included in the new Financial Services Register. You can continue to search these registers separately.