The FCA provides a latest analysis of the intermediary sector based on data drawn from the Retail Mediation Activities Return (RMAR) for 2020.
Firms that provide advice on, or arrange, mortgages, insurance policies or retail investment products for consumers must send the FCA information about their activities on the RMAR.
The FCA uses this information to help it supervise the activities of these intermediary firms and inform its other regulatory functions. It has published data from the RMAR since 2016. This analysis gives an update on firms in the retail intermediary sector based on data for 2020.
The data reflects returns submitted to us by firms for periods ending within 2020. Firms have different reporting cycles, so the extent to which their data covers the coronavirus (COVID-19) affected period from March 2020 will vary from firm to firm.