Related websites

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA): the UK's financial regulators.

The Financial Ombudsman Service: handles complaints against authorised firms that are still trading. Established by the FCA to create a single Ombudsman for the financial services industry.

Consumer help and advice

Trade Associations and professional organisations

UK bodies

Other UK websites relevant to the FSCS include:

Government and regulation



The Financial Ombudsman Service is the official independent expert in settling complaints between consumers and financial businesses

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  • ABI

    Association of British Insurers
  • ACCA

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • APFA

    Association of Professional Financial Advisers 

  • FCA

    The Financial Conduct Authority is the UK's regulator for the financial services industry. 

  • FSA

    Financial Services Authority, was previously the UK's regulator for the finance industry. It was replaced by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2013.