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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

DescriptionThe FCA, the regulator of UK financial services, maintains a searchable register of financial advisers and services and provides impartial information and guidance on money matters through its consumer helpline and website. It provides information on:

- The different types of financial services
- Avoiding scams and swindles
- Staying financially safe
- Unauthorised firms and individuals to avoid
- And many more money-related topics

The FCA also supports the work of the Money Advice Service, an independent national advice service which provides clear accessible information available online, over the phone or face to face. The service covers topics such as:

- Care-related finance
- Pensions and retirement
- Money advice for parents
- Insurance
- Cards and loans
- Mortgages and homes
- Savings and investments
- Equity release

Visit the FCA website:

Visit the Money Advice Service website:

Telephone numberFCA consumer helpline: 0800 111 6768, or The Money Advice Service: 08001387777

Record last updated: 25 January 2017