The mission of the Financial Supervisory Authority is to safeguard the integrity and sound operation of the financial market

Statistical Information

The Financial Supervisory Authority's experts compile a variety of reports based on information from regulated entities.

Consumer Affairs

The Financial Supervisory Authority is host to the Insurance Complaints Committee and the Complaints Committee on Transactions with Financial Firms. .

Supervised Entities

Entities engaging in financial activities which are subject to licence are regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority. Regulated entities include commercial banks, savings banks, credit institutions, securities firms, insurance companies, pension funds etc.

Annual Reports

The Financial Supervisory Authority regularly publishes news of its activities, statistical information and Annual Reports.

All news


The FME Annual Report 2014 is now available in English - 8.7.2014

The FME Annual Report 2014 is now available in English. The substantial discussion in the Annual Report of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) for 2014 primarily covers the period from 1 May 2013 until 30 April 2014. The report describes the main tasks of FME and, in particular, tasks of the supervisory divisions: On-site Inspections and Securities, Off-site Supervision, and Oversight. Furthermore, it discusses the 2013 situation and developments in the financial market.

Update on European Risk Insurance Company hf. - 29.4.2014

European Risk Insurance Company hf. (ERIC) has as of Monday the 28th of April 2014,  been declared in default by the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

International Conference on Pension Funds - 5.3.2014

 The Financial Supervisory Authority in Iceland (FME) and the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), together with the Icelandic Pension Funds Association and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), held a conference on 28 February on Regulatory and Supervisory Challenges for the Icelandic Pension Industry. The conference was held in Radisson BLU Hotel Saga. Below are the conference agenda and presentations.

Of interest


The FME’s alerts to investors are posted on the IOSCO website

Acts and Regulations on Financial Services and Insurance

Various Laws and Regulations falling under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs translated to English.

Calendar of trading days

A calendar of stock market trading days is available on the Nasdaq OMX website


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