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Protecting your money

Protecting your money: The value of investments can fall as well as rise, but what if something happens to the financial companies involved?

Thanks to the robust systems put in place by our industry regulators, there are multiple layers of protection and redress in place in the unlikely event of the failure of the firm providing your investment. How these safeguards apply depends on the type of investment you hold.


Staying safe from financial scams

It is always advisable to be on the lookout for fraudulent activity - unfortunately there can be an increased risk of scams during times of market uncertainty.

For help and tips, see our tips on staying safe from scams.

Our regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have also published support on potential coronavirus (Covid-19) scams covering how they could affect you, and how to protect yourself.