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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

We aim to make markets work well – for individuals, for business, large and small, and for the economy as a whole.

Stratford, London







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Mission & purpose

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulatory body for the financial services industry in the United Kingdom. Its primary responsibility is to ensure the stability and integrity of the financial markets and to protect consumers. The FCA regulates various financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and mortgage providers, to ensure that they comply with relevant laws and regulations. The ultimate mission of the FCA is to promote effective competition and fair practices in the financial industry while safeguarding consumers' interests. Their purpose is to maintain the trust and confidence of the public in the financial system by overseeing and enforcing rules that promote transparency, accountability, and fair treatment of consumers. The FCA also provides educational resources and guidance to help consumers make informed financial decisions and protect themselves from potential risks and scams.