Regulatory Controls

Currency Brokers in the UK: Regulations

In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates Currency Index as an "Authorised Payment Institution" (API) under the Payment Services Regulations 2009. In fact, Currency Index was among the first currency companies in the UK to carry this regulation. You can check on the FCA website (formerly the FSA) to confirm our regulatory status; our Firm Reference Number is 504353.

Being an API means that Currency Index:

  • Operates Safeguarded Client Accounts, to keep currency bought by clients separate from business assets and bank accounts (Safeguarding means that funds can be returned to clients quickly and easily if an API were to cease trading)
  • Holds a sufficient amount of capital in the business to continue trading, should any trading difficulties arise
  • Is answerable to the Financial Ombudsman Service for complaints about payment services
  • Must operate fair terms of business and be clear and transparent in all its dealings with clients

Our credentials and references

In addition, Currency Index is:

  • Registered with HM Revenue and Customs as a Money Service Business (Registration Number 0000012358614)
  • Registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Act 1998 (Registration Number Z1495263)
  • A founder member of AFEP, the Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment companies
  • A Limited Company registered in England and Wales, company number 06586857
  • Registered at 49 The Drive, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 4EA

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