What we do

Finansinspektionen is an supervisory authority that monitors the companies on the financial market.

Finansinspektionens mission

Our mission is to contribute to a stable financial system characterized by high confidence and well functioning markets and also a high level of consumer protection.

Finansinspektionen monitors and analyses trends in the financial market. We assess the financial health of individual companies, the various sectors and the financial market as a whole. We examine the risks and control systems in financial companies and supervise compliance with statutes, ordinances and other regulations.

Operations that involve offering financial services require a permit granted by us. We issue regulations and general guidelines (FFFS) and assess whether existing legislation needs to be amended. We also supervise compliance with the Swedish Insider Act, investigate cases of suspected offences and share price manipulations.

We conduct onsite investigations at branches of Swedish companies located in other EU countries.

In addition, we monitor that companies disclose complete and clear information to the consumers and ensure that routines for such information function satisfactorily. Our duties also include preparing rules for financial reporting by financial companies.

Part of our mission is also to strengthen the consumers position on the financial market through financial education.

We supervise almost 2,000 companies

  • Banks and other credit institutions
  • Securities companies and fund management companies
  • Stock exchanges, authorised marketplaces and clearing houses
  • Insurance companies, insurance brokers and mutual benefit societies
Last reviewed: 2017-01-24
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