The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is an independent financial regulatory organisatio in the United Kingdom. It works autonomously from the UK Government. The Financial Services Authority (FSA),its predecessor the FCA, is structured as a company limited by guarantee. The FCA works to uphold the highest standards of conduct and protect the interests of consumers and the integrity of the UK financial markets.

Licensing and Regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) exercises its authority through a risk-based approach, robust supervision, and enforcement powers, which collectively promote trust and maintain market integrity.

By prioritising consumer protection, the FCA strives to ensure fair treatment and transparency in financial services.

Supervision and Compliance

It regulates and oversees financial firms that offer services to consumers, ensuring their fair treatment and the integrity of the financial markets in the UK. The FCA places particular emphasis on regulating the conduct of both retail and wholesale financial services providers.


To foster trust and maintain market integrity, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) employs a risk-based approach, rigorous supervision, and enforcement powers.

With consumer interests at the forefront, the FCA prioritises the protection of consumers. By doing so, it ensures fair treatment and transparency in financial services. The FCA’s diligent efforts aim to cultivate trust, promote a culture of compliance, and uphold the highest standards of integrity within the financial industry.