About us - Financial Conduct Authority

About us

We want consumers to use financial services with confidence and have products that meet their needs, from firms and individuals they can trust.

To achieve this, we regulate firms and financial advisers so that markets and financial systems remain sound, stable and resilient. We also encourage transparent pricing that’s easy for everyone to understand.

Our aim is to help firms put the interests of their customers and the integrity of the market at the core of what they do.

Explore this section of our website to find out what we do.

What we do

We regulate the financial services industry in the UK. Our aim is to protect consumers, ensure our industry remains stable and promote healthy competition between financial services providers. We have rule-making, investigative and enforcement powers that we use to protect and regulate the financial services industry. We are fair and principled in our approach to regulation.

Why we do it

Our aims when regulating firms

How we are governed

Accountability and transparency

Our structure

More about our management structure

How we are funded

Who pays for our work?

Our aims

Making markets work well to get consumers a fair deal

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How the FCA is funded

The FCA does not receive any funding from the government. We are funded entirely by the financial services firms we regulate.

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Find out what we do to ensure consumers get a fair deal, how we regulate financial advisers and why we expect firms to train their staff well.

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