International standards and regulations

We contribute to and implement international standards, and supervise and enforce rules based on them in the UK. This is integral to our remit.

We work to achieve effective, proportionate and consistent standards in relation to issues within our remit, and promote UK regulatory and supervisory practices internationally, encouraging consistency where appropriate.

Our participation in international discussions

We engage regularly with a wide range of international counterparts and stakeholders, both bilaterally and in multilateral forums. This is to:

  • enhance cooperation
  • share best practice
  • discuss issues of common interest
  • shape and influence cross-border regulatory issues


We devote significant time and resources to international engagement and the work of global standard setters and other global bodies.

We are a member of :

We contribute to the UK’s membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

We are a member of the International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation (FinCoNet), and we participate in certain workstreams at a number of other international multilateral forums. 

We have signed a variety of agreements with overseas regulators, which help us cooperate and exchange information.


We engage with our regulatory and supervisory counterparts in the European Economic Area (EEA), on issues within our remit. These include national competent authorities, EU institutions, and the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) including:

Contact us

If you’re a supervisor or regulator and you have a query about an enforcement case, you can contact us via email at [email protected].

If you have a question about a supervisory matter, you can email us at [email protected].

Overseas regulators can use our online form to request a letter of goodstanding for an individual or firm we regulate.

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