What is the Financial Conduct Authority?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is a UK-based financial regulatory body. They regulate financial firms who are providing services to consumers and work to maintain the integrity of the UK’s financial markets.

Bower is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register Number: 451607).

The equity release advice we give is fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This ensures that all advisers follow strict rules and guidelines set by the FCA.

You can always check your firm is on the FCA online register by searching the firm’s name. A firm that is on the FCA register is regulated and must sign up to the Financial Ombudsman Service (this is a free complaints service if you are unhappy with the service you receive).