This category lists those government and quasi-government institutions that regulate banks, finance and insurance companies, and others in the financial industry. However, this category does not list central banks or finance ministries, which are listed elsewhere.
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Argentina - Comisón Nacional de Valores
The National Securities Commission of the Argentine Republic ensures the transparency of Argentina's securities markets, watches over the market price formation process and thus protects investors.
Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority
APRA is the prudential regulator of banks, insurance companies and superannuation funds, credit unions, building societies and friendly societies.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission
Enforces company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors; regulates and informs the public about Australian companies, financial markets, financial services organisations and professionals who deal and advise in investments, superannuation, insurance, deposit taking and credit.
Austrian Financial Market Authority
Combines the former regulatory roles of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Austrian Securities Authority (Bundes-Wertpapier-Aufsicht).
Bangladesh - Securities and Exchange Commission
Mission is to protect the interests of securities investors; develop fair, transparent and efficient securities markets; and ensure proper compliance with securities laws.
Brazil - Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil
Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, with a section of regulations of interest to foreign investors.
Bulgaria - Financial Supervision Commission
Unifies the regulatory functions formerly performed by the former State Securities Commission, the State Insurance Supervision Agency and the Insurance Supervision Agency.
Chile - Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros
The Chilean securities and insurance regulator, with copies of most financial laws, and more content in Spanish.
China Securities Regulatory Commission
The CSRC is the executive branch of State Council Securities Commission, which is the central market regulation authority.
Estonia - Finantsinspektsioon
Papers and rules by the Financial Supervision Authority, an autonomous agency of the Bank of Estonia.
Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
Inter-governmental body developing and promoting policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Includes a summary of the FATF country evaluations.
Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)
The single supervisory authority for the Belgian financial sector.
France - Autorité des marchés financiers
A subset of the notices and rules are available in English, most only in French.
Germany - Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht
BaFin, the Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.
Gibraltar - Financial Services Commission
Statutory body corporate established by the 1989 Financial Services Commission Ordinance.
Hong Kong - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Regulatory body set up for the administration of the Insurance Companies Ordinance.
Hong Kong - Securities and Futures Commission
Unified regulator for Hong Kong's financial markets.
Iceland - Financial Supervisory Authority
The Fjármálaeftirlitsins is responsible for the official regulation and supervision of financial operations in Iceland.
International Organization of Securities Commissions
Has as members the individual securities regulators.
Isle of Man - Financial Supervision Commission
Manx body responsible for the licensing and supervision of banks, building societies, investment business, collective investment schemes and corporate service providers.
Italy - Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa
CONSOB is the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market, the activity of which is aimed at the protection of the investing public.
Japan - Financial Services Agency
The FSA is responsible for ensuring the stability of the financial system in Japan, protection of depositors, insurance policy-holders and securities investors.
Latvia - Securities Markets Commission of the Republic of Latvia
Ensuring overall stability in the financial and capital markets.
Malaysia - Securities Commission of Malaysia
Combined Malaysian regulator with the aim of protecting the investor, and encouraging and promoting the development of the securities and futures markets in Malaysia.
Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority
With information about the legal position of NAMFISA, its consumer education bulletins, and an online complaints form.
Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
Autoriteit Financiële Markten. Includes a warning list of those known to be offering financial services without proper authorization.
New Zealand - Financial Markets Authority
To encourage, promote and facilitate good securities and corporate practice and to discourage malpractice, both in the promotion of securities and in the management of investors' funds.
Norway - Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway
The Finanstilsynet, with limited content in English, mostly in Norwegian.
Panama - Superintendencia de Bancos
Some information in English, mostly in Spanish.
Papua New Guinea - Securities Commission of Papua New Guinea
The SCPNG is a division of the Investment Promotion Authority.
Portuguese Insurance Institute
Instituto de Seguros de Portugal is the body that controls and supervises the business of insurance and reinsurance, pension funds and brokerage.
Society of Financial Examiners
Professional society for examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions.
South Africa - Financial Services Board
Regulating insurers, intermediaries, retirement funds, friendly societies, unit trust schemes, management companies, and financial markets.
South Korea - Korea Financial Supervisory Commission
Lists recent proposals and initiatives, with links to English versions. More in Korean.
Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Finansinspektionen is responsible for supervising companies in the insurance, credit and securities markets.
Thailand - Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Supervises Thailand's capital markets.
Turkey - Capital Markets Board of Turkiye
The regulatory and supervisory authority in charge of the securities markets in Turkey
United Kingdom - Financial Services Authority
Regulator of all providers of financial services in the UK; Bank of England retains responsibility for systemic risk.
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