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The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) established in accordance with Law no. 10 of 2009. FRA is responsible for supervising and regulating non-banking financial markets and instruments, including Capital Market, Futures Exchanges, Insurance Activities, Mortgage Finance, Financial Leasing, Factoring, and Securitization. FRA plays a pivotal role in ensuring stability and soundness of these markets and boosting their competitiveness to attract further domestic and foreign investments. FRA also works on reducing risks resulting from the lack of coordination, in addition to addressing problems emanating from the presence of different regulatory methods.
FRA replaced the Egyptian Insurance Supervisory Authority (EISA), the Capital Market Authority (CMA), and the Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA). It applies the provisions of Law no. 10 of 1981 on Insurance Supervision and Control, Capital Market Law no. 95 of 1992, Central Depository and Registry Law no. 93 of 2000, Mortgage Finance Law no. 148 of 2001, as well as other related laws and decrees that are part of FRA’s terms of reference. In addition, FRA is the competent authority that applies the provisions of Financial Leasing Law no. 95 of 1995.

FRA’s Objectives and Terms of Reference
Objectives:
•  Maintaining stability and soundness of non-banking financial markets.
• Regulating and developing non-banking financial markets.
• Protecting rights of stakeholders. 
• Issuing various means, systems, and rules ensuring efficiency and transparency of these markets.

Terms of Reference:
• Licensing entities to operate in non-banking financial activities.
• Inspecting licensed entities operating in non-banking financial activities.
• Regulating the dissemination of information related to non-banking financial markets.
• Ensuring transparency and competitiveness of non-banking financial services through applying sound rules and regulations. 
• Protecting rights of non-banking financial market stakeholders. 
• Taking necessary actions to curb market manipulation and fraud.
• Supervising training of market participants and sharpening their skills.
• Cooperating and coordinating with other non-banking regulatory bodies abroad to develop and boost efficiency and effectiveness of supervision means and methods in non-banking financial markets.
• Communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with societies and organizations, which organize work of financial regulatory authorities across the globe in an effort to sustain FRA’s capabilities in alignment with best international practices.
• Contributing to disseminating investment culture and financial awareness. 
•  Along with the terms of references mentioned in Law no. 10 of 1981 on Insurance Supervision and Control, Capital Market Law no. 95 of 1992, Central Depository and Registry Law no. 93 of 2000, Mortgage Finance Law no. 148 of 2001, Microfinance Law no.141 of 2014, and Financial Leasing and Factoring Law no.176 of 2018.

Our Aims

  • Stability and Integrity of non-banking financial markets
  • Regulation and development of non-banking financial markets
  • Protecting investors & participants rights
  • Issuing various means, systems, rules and regulations which ensure efficiency and transparency of these markets.


Our Roles

The Authority, in pursuit of achieving the purposes for which it has been established, in particular:

  •  License non-banking financial activities
  • Inspect licensed entities engaged in non-banking financial activities
  • Regulating the dissemination of information related to non-banking financial markets
  • Ensure transparency and competitiveness in non-banking financial services through proper regulation of non-banking financial markets
  • Protect non-banking market investors’ rights
  • Take necessary measures to limit market manipulation and fraud
  • Supervise training of market participants
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other non-banking regulatory bodies abroad, thus developing and increasing efficiency of means and methods of supervision in non-banking financial markets and instruments domains
  • Communicate, cooperate and coordinate with societies and organizations which regulate work of financial supervision authorities across the globe, thus empowering the Authority to assume its competences according to the best international practices
  • Contribute to spreading investment culture and awareness
  • This in addition to the roles mentioned in each of: the Supervision and Regulation of Insurance Law no. 10 of 1981, the Capital Market Law no. 95 of 1992, the Depository and Central registry Law no. 93 of 2000, the Mortgage Finance Law no. 148 of 2001.