Wed 20 Feb 2013
Update: Consumer alert regarding FCV Broker - 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London. 20 Feb 2013
Lloyd’s has been advised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of a firm styling itself as FCV Broker which on its website www.fcvbroker.com offers various “wealth management services” which include financial and retirement planning. The firm states that it is authorised and regulated by the FSA with registration number 571262 however the FSA has confirmed that this is an unauthorised firm and is taking legal action.
From the 1st of February 2013, the unauthorized www.fcvbroker.net and www.fcvbroker.com was suspended by their Internet ServiceProviders.
Firm Reference Number 571262 is that of F.C.V. Broker srl, an entity domiciled and regulated in Italy and an FSA EEA Authorised Firm. The genuine firm is registered with Lloyd’s as an Open Market Correspondent (OMC) and there is no association whatsoever between the Italian broker F.C.V. Broker srl and the unauthorised UK entity FCV Broker.
Should you have any concerns, or have been contacted by the UK entity, please call the FSA Consumer Contact Centre on 0845 606 1234 (or +44 20 7066 1000 if based overseas). The following link to the FSA website may also be useful.