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UK regulation

These scammers know that the UK authorities are on to them, that is why they operate from abroad. The risks of being defrauded by a UK regulated financial service provider are very much reduced by the quality of the systems developed to protect investors and enhance faith in the finance industry. We now look at the regulatory system which protects against not only fraud but other concerns such as incompetence, ignorance and biased advice.

Let’s first think about the sort of things that you might like to reduce the likelihood of harm being done to you as an investor – as you’ll see later, these are now covered by UK regulators.

Only authorised people can be allowed to sell to investors

Thus we need some sort of licensing system. ...

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