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.

The lists of banks and building societies that we regulate are updated monthly, the list of investment firms is updated annually, and the list of insurers is updated biannually. They are intended to be used as a guide only.

Banks we regulate

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

List of PRA-regulated banks: December 2017  PDFDownload PDF  ExcelDownload Excel

 

Building societies we regulate

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

List of PRA-regulated building societies: December 2017 PDFDownload PDF ExcelDownload Excel

 

Merger confirmation decisions

Nottingham Building Society - Shepshed Building Society merger confirmation decision

Progressive Building Society - City of Derry Building Society merger confirmation decision

Exercising certain functions under the Building Societies Act 1986

On 2 April 2015, the PRA published SS19/15 ‘Exercising certain functions under the Building Societies Act 1986’ and referred to the forms available below.

Pro forma merger document   PDFDownload document
Pro forma notice of, and applications for, confirmation of amalgamation
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Form of application to the Authority for confirmation of an amalgamation
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Form of application to the Authority for confirmation of transfer of engagements (transferor society)
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Form of application to the Authority for confirmation of transfer of engagements (transferee society)

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Illustrative structure for a transfer document PDFDownload document
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Pro forma notice of an application PDFDownload document
Application to the Prudential Regulation Authority for confirmation of transfer of business to a company  PDFDownload document

Insurers operating in the United Kingdom

These lists set out the UK-authorised (i.e. regulated by the PRA) and European Economic Area (EEA) - authorised insurers operating in the UK. We update these lists twice a year.

List of UK-authorised insurers: updated January 2018   PDFDownload PDF  ExcelDownload Excel
List of EEA-authorised insurers: updated January 2018   PDFDownload PDF ExcelDownload Excel

 

A list of Lloyd's of London active syndicates and managing agents can be found here.

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 designating 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

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This page was last updated 12 January 2018
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