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Consumer Awareness

The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority ("the Authority") maintains registers of regulated entities that can be found here. You can check this list to see whether the firm you are dealing with holds a licence from us.

Be aware

  • Advertisements, whether online or in the press, often appear for non-licenceholders or non-regulated products. Protect yourself by checking who you are dealing with and whether the service or product is regulated. The Authority regulates the providers of financial products and services, but (with the exception of some collective investment and retirement benefit schemes) it does not regulate products.
  • If you think someone is seeking to offer you financial products or services without a suitable licence, or outside the terms of their licence, please contact us via +44 (0)1624 689314 (telephone), +44 (0)1624 689399 (fax), or . We will be able to give you guidance on whether the person should be licensed by us or another body, or whether the financial product or service needs a licence.
  • If you are offered insurance or pensions products, further information on how the providers of these products are regulated is available here . Information on policyholder protection for insurance business is available here
  • The Isle of Man has an ombudsman scheme, (which is a free, independent dispute resolution service), for some financial services – here is a link to its website.

For more information on specific topics click on the links below:


Frequently Asked Questions


Explanatory Guides and Press Releases


Compensation Schemes




Public Warnings


Useful Links

  • ScamSmart - This link takes you to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s ScamSmart website which provides useful information on investment frauds and scams.
  • The Little Book of Big Scams - This link takes you to a document issued by the Metropolitan Police in the UK and is a general guide to scams currently in operation.
  • Data protection – This link takes you to the Isle of Man Information Commissioner’s website and this page tells you about data protection in the Authority.
  • Take Five – Stop Fraud – This link takes you to some useful advice relating to fraud and matters you should always think about before answering personal questions provided by Financial Fraud Action UK Ltd in conjunction with City of London Police.