The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates and supervises more than 50,000 firms in
the UK that offer finance and insurance products in the UK and abroad. Financial
Services Register checks allow you to confirm whether a firm you are planning to do
business, or a candidate you are hiring, is authorised in some capacity by the FCA or
Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) - or if they’re exempt. You can also see the
status of their permission (e.g. full, or interim).
Before hiring a candidate for a regulated role, or one working closely with finance,
they should be fully verified using RECREF’s Financial Services Register checks to make
sure they are suitable for the role and in compliance with the FCA guidelines in the UK.