Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority

The FCA: create a fairer financial world

At the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) we do something vital: we make the financial world work well, so that ordinary people get a fair deal.

Together, we regulate the biggest financial market in Europe (and the second largest in the world). Shaping domestic policy and supervising businesses of all sizes, the decisions we make have major repercussions, both nationally and globally.

Safeguarding the future

The challenges we face are complex but our mission is clear: to improve the way financial markets work. That means:

  • Protecting consumers
  • Enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system
  • Promoting competition that serves consumers’ interests.

The work we do benefits millions of individuals, businesses, the economy and the public as a whole. Their future is in our hands – and we have the independent powers to shape it.

Real power, real responsibility

Today, we regulate over 56,000 firms, keeping the economy stable and sustainable. It’s a big responsibility, which is why Parliament has given us tools that make a real difference.

We can use our powers to confront poor conduct, bring innovative businesses to market, take supervisory action and intervene market-wide to promote competition. Authorising, guiding, enforcing: it’s our role to make sure the firms we regulate always put the customer at the heart of their business model.

The impact you’ll have

There are a range of roles to choose from at the FCA. However, we all pursue the same vision: making sure organisations deliver public value. These are just some of the ways you can help us achieve it:

  • Enhancing trust by setting clear rules and standards
  • Using our authority to supervise, monitor and investigate firms and individuals
  • Preventing firms who do not apply the proper controls from entering the market
  • Directly protecting consumers by evaluating and restricting particular products
  • Changing the dynamics of markets to improve competition.

Why join us

We exist to protect everyone who uses financial services. And, as the regulator of one of the world’s biggest markets, we have an unparalleled outlook on the financial sector. That means that we can provide experiences and opportunities that are truly unique. Here, you’ll discover what it takes to build a fairer financial world, and then apply that knowledge in clear, measurable ways.

 

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