Directory of Global Financial Regulators

Before taking advice, or making changes to your financial planning, it is important to ensure you are dealing with a reputable firm.

Search our international regulator directory for the name of your local financial regulator. Click the link to go directly to their website. Most regulators have member lists where you can run checks on advisory firms. If your advisory firm isn’t listed, contact the regulator directly for more information. Regulators are there for your protection and can confirm whether you are dealing with a reputable firm.

CountryFinancial Regulator/s - Click for link to regulator website
United KingdomFinancial Conduct Authority (FCA)https://www.fca.org.uk/
AustriaAustrian Financial Market Authorityhttps://www.fma.gv.at
AustriaFederal Ministry of Education, Science and Researchhttps://www.bmbwf.gv.at/
BelgiumNational Bank of Belgiumhttps://www.nbb.be/en
BelgiumFinancial Services and Markets Authorityhttp://www.fsma.be
BulgariaBulgarian National Bankhttp://www.bnb.bg
BulgariaFinancial Supervision Commissionhttp://www.fsc.bg/en/
CroatiaCroatian Financial Services Supervisory Agencyhttp://www.hanfa.hr/en/
CroatiaCroatian National Bankhttp://www.hnb.hr/en
CyprusCyprus Ministry of Financehttp://www.mof.gov.cy/
CyprusCyprus Securities and Exchange Commissionhttp://www.cysec.gov.cy/en-GB/home/
CyprusCentral Bank of Cyprushttps://www.centralbank.cy/
Czech RepublicCzech National Bankhttp://www.cnb.cz/en/index.html
DenmarkDanish FSAhttps://www.finanstilsynet.dk/en.aspx
EstoniaFinancial Supervision Authorityhttp://www.fi.ee/?lang=en
FinlandFinancial Supervision Authorityhttp://www.finanssivalvonta.fi/en/Pages/Default.aspx
FranceBank of Francehttps://www.banque-france.fr/en
FrancePrudential Resolution and Control Authorityhttp://acpr.banque-france.fr/en/home.html
FranceFinancial Markets Authorityhttps://www.amf-france.org/
FranceRegister of Assurance, Banking and Finance (ORIAS)https://www.orias.fr/welcome
GermanyFederal Financial Supervision Authorityhttp://www.bafin.de/EN/Homepage/homepage_node.html
GermanyDeutsche Bundesbankhttp://www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/EN/Home/home_node.html
GermanyAssociation of German Chambers of Commerce and Industryhttp://www.dihk.de/en
GibraltarFinancial Services Commissionhttp://www.fsc.gi/
GreeceBank of Greecehttp://www.bankofgreece.gr/Pages/en/default.aspx
GreeceHellenic Capital Market Commissionhttp://www.hcmc.gr/
HungaryMagyar Nemzeti Bankhttp://www.mnb.hu/en
IcelandFinancial Supervisory Authority of Icelandhttp://en.fme.is/
IrelandCentral Bank of Irelandhttp://www.centralbank.ie/Pages/home.aspx
ItalyBank of Italyhttp://www.bancaditalia.it/
ItalyCommissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsahttp://www.consob.it/
ItalyInstitute for the Supervision of Insurancehttp://www.ivass.it/ivass/imprese_jsp/HomePage.jsp
LatviaFinancial and Capital Market Commissionhttps://www.fktk.lv/en/
LiechtensteinFinancial Market Authority Liechtensteinhttps://www.fma-li.li/en/
LithuaniaCentral Bank of the Republic of Lithuaniahttp://www.lb.lt/en_index.htm
LuxembourgFinancial Sector Supervisory Commissionhttp://www.cssf.lu/en/
MaltaMalta Financial Services Authorityhttp://www.mfsa.com.mt/
NetherlandsNetherlands Bankhttp://www.dnb.nl/en/home/index.jsp
NetherlandsNetherlands Authority for the Financial Marketshttp://www.dnb.nl/en/home/index.jsp
NorwayFinancial Supervisory Authority of Norwayhttp://www.finanstilsynet.no/en/
PolandPolish Financial Supervision Authorityhttp://www.knf.gov.pl/en/index.html
PortugalBank of Portugalhttp://www.bportugal.pt/en-US/Pages/inicio.aspx
PortugalPortuguese Securities Markets Commissionhttp://www.cmvm.pt/en/Pages/homepage.aspx
PortugalPortuguese Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authorityhttp://www.asf.com.pt/EN
RomaniaNational Bank of Romaniahttp://www.bnro.ro/Home.aspx
RomaniaFinancial Supervisory Authorityhttps://asfromania.ro/en/
Slovak RepublicCentral Bank of the Slovak Republichttp://www.nbs.sk/en/home
SloveniaBank of Sloveniahttp://www.bsi.si/en/
SloveniaSecurities Market Agencyhttps://www.a-tvp.si
SloveniaInsurance Supervision Agencyhttps://www.a-zn.si/en/
SpainBank of Spainhttp://www.bde.es/bde/en/
SpainNational Securities Market Commissionhttp://www.cnmv.es/portal/Menu/Sobre-CNMV.aspx
SpainMinistry of Economics and Competitionhttp://www.dgsfp.mineco.es/en/Paginas/Iniciocarrousel.aspx
SwedenSwedish Financial Supervisory Authorityhttp://www.fi.se/en/
United KingdomBank of Englandhttp://www.bankofengland.co.uk/
Isle of ManFinancial Supervision Commissionhttp://www.gov.im/fsc
JerseyJersey Financial Services Commissionhttp://www.jerseyfsc.org/
GuernseyGuernsey Financial Services Commissionhttp://www.gfsc.gg/
MonacoGovernment of Monacohttp://en.gouv.mc/
San MarinoCentral Bank of the Republic of San Marinohttp://www.bcsm.sm/site/en/home.html
SwitzerlandSwiss Financial Market Supervisory Agencyhttp://www.finma.ch/
United States of America (USA)US Securities and Exchange Commissionhttps://www.sec.gov
AustraliaAustralian Prudential Regulation Authorityhttps://www.apra.gov.au/
AustraliaAustralia Securities & Investments Commissionhttps://asic.gov.au/
United Arab Emirates (UAE)Dubai Financial Services Authorityhttps://www.dfsa.ae/
United Arab Emirates (UAE)Securities & Commodities Authorityhttps://www.sca.gov.ae/en/home.aspx
United Arab Emirates (UAE)UAE Central Bankhttps://www.centralbank.ae/en/financial-institutions/Moneychangers
United Arab Emirates (UAE)Abu Dhabi Investment Authorityhttps://www.adia.ae/En/home.aspx
New ZealandFinancial Markets Authorityhttps://www.fma.govt.nz/
ArgentinaCentral Bank of Argentinahttp://www.bcra.gob.ar/default.asp
CanadaOffice of the Superintendent of Financial Institutionshttps://www.bis.org/dcms/goto.jsp?http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca
ChinaThe People's Bank of China
ChinaChina Banking Regulatory Commission
Hong KongHong Kong Monetary Authority
IndiaReserve Bank of India
JapanFinancial Services Agency
KazakhstanAstana Financial Services Authority
Korea, Republic ofFinancial Supervisory Service
KuwaitCentral Bank of Kuwait
QatarQatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
SingaporeMonetary Authority of Singapore
United KingdomPrudential Regulation Authorityhttps://www.bankofengland.co.uk/prudential-regulation
British Virgin IslandsFinancial Services Commission

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Financial scams are common. In most cases, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You can usually identify a regulated firm by their professionalism and determination to put proper long-term planning in place with your full input and understanding. If you’re unsure of international regulation, or what you should expect from an advisory firm, contact us.

We maintain our directory of international financial regulators to help pension members check the status of their advisory firm. Our financial regulation directory is comprehensive. If your jurisdiction is not listed, please let us know.

EU Financial Regulation & Passporting

Those living in the EU can take advice from a regulated firm in another EU country if they are using regulatory ‘passporting’ permissions.

EU passporting permissions allow regulated advisory firms to deliver their advice internationally, across borders within the EU. Check the directory, and check the firm register for the regulator in your jurisdiction. An international firm may be regulated where they are based, rather than where you live. Ensure any adviser you deal with is insured and approved for any cross-border advisory activities.

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