Which firms does the PRA regulate?

The Prudential Regulation Authority regulates around 1,500 banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms. You can see lists of these firms here.

Subject to any transitional relief, forms and templates applicable before 11pm Thursday 31 December 2020 should be read in conjunction with Supervisory Statement (SS) 2/19, which sets out how the PRA expects firms to interpret EU-based references in reporting and disclosure requirements and regulatory transactions forms.

The lists of banks and building societies that we regulate are updated monthly, the list of investment firms and credit unions is updated annually, and the list of insurers is updated quarterly. They are intended to be used as a guide only. We will reflect the status on future lists for those firms who have been affected by the UK withdrawal from the EU.

5 December 2019 To ensure consistency of how the information is displayed on this page, going forward the naming convention for various lists will be date stamped in the format “As at the day/month/year” it was published. Therefore the data for November will be titled 2 December 2019.

Banks we regulate

This list is based on the definition of 'bank' in the PRA Rulebook glossary.

Building societies we regulate

A building society is defined by the Building Societies Act 1986.

Ring-fenced bodies (RFBs)

From 1 January 2019, our general safety and soundness objective has been amended to reflect the aims of structural reform (also referred to as ring-fencing). The list – which will be published annually – sets out the  UK banking groups included entities which were ring-fenced bodies (RFB) pursuant to section 142A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) (as amended), and includes the individual RFBs within each group.

Historical PRA-regulated bank and building society lists

Insurers operating in the United Kingdom

These lists set out the UK-authorised insurers, Gibraltar-authorised insurers and the insurers incorporated in the European Economic Area (EEA) with deemed Part 4A permission in Supervision Run-Off (SRO). We update these lists four times a year.

Decision by the Prudential Regulation Authority on the Application of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society to convert to Liverpool Victoria Financial.

Decision by the Prudential Regulation Authority on the Application of Police Mutual Assurance Society Limited to transfer all of its engagements to The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited.

Decision by the Prudential Regulation Authority on the Application of Civil Service Healthcare Society Limited to transfer its insurance policies and related engagements to Bupa Insurance Limited and to transfer its operating assets and liabilities to Bupa Insurance Services Limited.

Decision by the Prudential Regulation Authority on the Application of Kingston Unity Friendly Society to transfer its engagements to the Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society Limited.

Investment firms we regulate

A PRA-designated investment is a firm that, broadly speaking, meets the following conditions:

  • It has, or has applied for, permission to deal in investments as principal
  • It has (or would have if it was authorised) a minimum capital of €730,000, or is broadly analogous to a European Economic Area (EEA) passporting firm or non-EEA firm
  • It qualifies under our criteria for designated investment firms.

Firms that appear on this list do not hold permission to take deposits. Deposit takers with similar business models to the firms in this list appear in the list of banks we regulate. 

Investment firms that do not appear on either of these lists are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Decision by the Prudential Regulation Authority to designate Société Générale International Ltd as an investment firm effective 30 September 2024.

Parent Financial Holding Companies/Parent Mixed Financial Holding Companies we have approved

This list is based on the definitions of ‘UK Parent Financial Holding Company’ and ‘UK Parent Mixed Financial Holding Company’ in the PRA Rulebook Glossary (UK parent financial holding company)  / PRA Rulebook Glossary (mixed financial holding company).

Standing data

Standing Data are basic information we hold about your firm and publish on the Financial Services Register. You can keep it up to date online using Connect. Firm details displayed on the Financial Services Register includes your firm's registered name, trading name(s) and address details. For information, see the Standing Data form which details information to be completed on Connect. You should regularly check the information we hold about your firm, as you are responsible for making sure it is current and correct.

This page was last updated 19 July 2024