The FCA has updated the Financial Services Register to make it easier to find information on firms, individuals and other bodies that are, or have been, regulated by the PRA and/or the FCA.
The new register has one search field to help users find a firm, individual or collective investment scheme by looking up its name, reference number or postcode.
Investors can also search for certain investment exchanges.
Results can be filtered to show the various permissions a firm has, or whether it is covered by Fos and Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
According to the FCA, the new register will also include any firms that the regulator has been told are providing regulated products or services without the required authorisation, or are knowingly conducting fraudulent activity.