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 and the PRA 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

Overseas bodies

Similar schemes to FSCS exist in other countries. The list below incorporates websites and other contact details for schemes and other relevant bodies of which the FSCS is aware.

Accepting deposits

The European Forum of Deposit Insurers (EFDI)

The International Directory of Deposit Insurers is available online at



  • Canadian Investor Protection Fund, 200 Bay Street, Suite 2400 South Tower, PO Box 192, Toronto M5J 2J4, Canada


  • Guarantee Fund for Depositors and Investors, Niels Juels Gade 7, PO Box 2982, DK-10113 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Tel: +45 33 14 62 45, Fax: +45 33 14 9437, E-mail:


  • Athens Stock Exchange Members Guarantee Fund, 14-16 Fidiou Street, 10678 Athens, Greece.


  • Investors Compensation Company Ltd, c/o Central Bank of Ireland, PO Box 559, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.

United States of America

  • Securities Investor Protection Corporation, 805 Fifteenth Street, NW Suite 800, Washington DC 20005-2207, USA. Tel: +1 202 371 8300, Fax: +1 202 371 6728. Website:


The Financial Conduct Authority website includes a searchable database of all firms authorised and regulated by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).


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

    Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers
  • APFA

    Association of Professional Financial Advisers 

  • Deposits

    money placed in a bank or similar institution to earn interest or for safe-keeping.