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


Decision on raising the Countercyclical capital buffer - 7.11.2016

The Financial Supervisory Authority, Iceland, on the 1st of November, pursuant to Article 86(d) of Act No. 161/2002 on Financial Undertakings decided that a CCyB buffer rate of 1.25 per cent shall apply to credit institutions, credit undertakings and other financial undertakings as of 1 November 2017, on an individual and consolidated basis, unless exempt pursuant to the Act on Financial Undertakings.

The FME Annual Report 2016 is now available in English - 29.7.2016

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) Annual Report 2016 is now available in English. The substantial discussion in the Annual Report of the FME for 2016 primarily covers the period from 1 May 2015 until 30 April 2016. 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 situation and developments in the financial market in 2015.

Settlement Agreement regarding a violation of Articles 126 and 127 of Act No. 108/2007 on Securities Transactions - 18.3.2016

On January 12th 2016 the Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland, hereinafter referred to as the FME, and BankNordik, hereinafter referred to as the party, entered into a Settlement Agreement due to a violation of Article 126 and Article 127 of Act No. 108/2007 on Securities Transactions, hereinafter the Act.

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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