Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority is a UK authority regulating services to consumers, including consumer credit, credit cards and personal loans, alongside aspects of banking in general.


The FCA is a company limited by guarantee.[1]

It is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.[2]

Domain suspension requests

The Financial Conduct Authority is allowed by Nominet to make domain suspension requests. They have so far made a small number of requests, according to Nominet’s annual report statistics.

Password and key requests

In 2021 Craig Whyte was arrested, on the request of the FCA, for failing to comply with a Section 49 Notice requesting phone and laptop passwords. The first such prosecution for the FCA.[3]

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