Registered and regulated
We are licensed and registered with all the relevant regulatory institutions. 1st Contact Forex is registered with HM Revenue & Customs in the UK as a Money Services Business (MSB registration number 12148630) and we also hold an MLR number (12585156).
We're registered and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (previously known as the Financial Services Authority or FSA) as an Authorised Payment Institution (authorisation number 517570).
We're also licenced for Australia and South Africa. In South Africa, we have an FSB licence (FSP licence number 41900). Our Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL number 335126) was issued by ASIC.
In Hong Kong we trade through our sister company, Sable FX (Hong Kong) Limited, which is incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (registration number 2207355).
We fulfil all of the capital and liquidity requirements set out by prudential regulation. We also stand under the financial controls and KYC (Know Your Customer) policies and procedures of our corporate bankers and regulatory institutions.
All our client funds are held in designated client money bank accounts with our corporate bankers.