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


FME has published Guidelines on IT Systems of Supervised Entities and Guidelines on Outsourcing by Supervised Entities - 30.11.2015

The Financial Supervisory Authority has published an english translation (unofficial) of two of its guidlinens under Published Material – Legislation, Rules and Guidelines.

These guidelines are: (PDF file) Guidelines on IT Systems of Supervised Entities (2/2014) and (PDF file) Guidelines on outsourcing by supervised entities (6/2014)

Due to a strike, minor interruptions can be expected in the reception at FME. - 16.10.2015

The members of the Union of Public Servants in Iceland are on a strike. Several of FME´s employees are in this Union. This strike will be on the following days: 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 29th and 30th of October and 2th, 3nd, 12rd and 13th of November. Due to this strike, the reception is closed during lunch hours, from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m. Icelandic time. Minor delay can be expected regarding telephone service during other hours.

The FME Annual Report 2015 is now available in English - 20.7.2015

 The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) Annual Report 2015 is now available in English. The substantial discussion in the Annual Report of the FME for 2014 primarily covers the period from 1 May 2014 until 30 April 2015. 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 2014 situation and developments in the financial market.

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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