We believe this firm has been carrying out consumer credit activities in the UK without our permission or authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.
Almost all firms and individuals carrying out consumer credit activities in the UK must be authorised by us.
However, some firms act without our permission or authorisation and some knowingly run scams.
This firm is not authorised by us but has been targeting people in the UK:
Address: 198 St John Street, London, EC1V 4LS
Telephone numbers: 0203 769 1139, 0203 633 0252, 0203 2898 745, 0203 287 6106, 0203 869 1159
This organisation falsely claims to be authorised by the FCA but it is not authorised by the FCA and does not have our permission for consumer credit activities.
How to protect yourself
We strongly advise you to only deal with consumer credit firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register and Consumer Credit Interim Permission register to ensure they are. These registers have information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.
If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
There are more steps you should take to protect yourself from unauthorised firms.
You should also be aware that if you give money to an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.
Report an unauthorised firm
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised firm or contacted about a scam, you should contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
You can see more ways to report an unauthorised firm and find out what to do if you have been scammed.