Trading Standards Institute Advice

Credit and other financial matters

In the guide

This guidance is for England, Scotland & Wales

Financial Conduct Authority guidance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator for credit and other financial matters, and its website contains a wide range of information for businesses (opens in a new window). All businesses carrying out consumer credit activities must be authorised by the FCA.

The FCA is responsible to HM Treasury but is funded by the firms it regulates rather than the government.

Key legislation

  • There is no key legislation for this guide

Last reviewed / updated: July 2017

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