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Check if a professional is authorised / registered

You may be contacted at any time by a professional you do not know or you cannot properly identify by telephone, mail, email, text messages, on a social network or at home. You may also find a website or an advertisement of an unknown professional who offers loans, insurances or investments. Before providing any personal data to this professional and signing any document, check the identity of this professional.

Some professionals, in particular credit institutions, financing companies, payment institutions, electronic money institutions or insurance undertakings shall be authorised by the ACPR.

It is illegal to carry out banking or insurance activities without being authorised! Note that a professional can be authorised or registered in another EU Member State and carry out activities in France under the freedom of establishment or the freedom to provide services.

 

Note the name of the professional and:

  • Consult the Financial Firms Register (REGAFI): link
  • Consult the list of authorised insurance undertakings: link

 

As regards intermediaries in banking operations and in payment services, insurance and crowdfunding intermediaries, they shall be registered by ORIAS, a body independent from the ACPR which keeps a unique register of intermediaries.

Here again, an intermediary can be registered in another EU Member State and carry out activities in France under the freedom of establishment or the freedom to provide services.

  • Consult ORIAS website: link

Updated on: 08/24/2017 11:49