Almost all firms and individuals carrying out financial services activities in the UK have to be authorised or registered by us. This firm is not authorised or registered by us but has been targeting people in the UK, claiming to be an authorised firm.

This is what we call a 'clone firm'; and fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the 'firm reference number' (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details.

You can find out more about this scam tactic and how to protect yourself from clone firms.

Clone firm details

Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:

Bankway HMO Property Bond / Bankway Properties (clone of a UK registered company)

Address: 1 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DJ
Phone: 02071274265, 02039500244, 02038656938, 02039500246, 02039500245, 02039500250
Email:[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.bankway.co.uk, www.bankwayproperties.com 

Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm.

UK registered company details

Please note that this bogus entity has no association whatsoever with the UK registered company Bankway Properties Ltd (UK company registration number 00665763). The genuine company does not offer any financial products. Scammers are falsely claiming the name and company number of the UK registered company.

Firm Name: Bankway Properties Ltd

UK company registration number: 00665763

Address: Ground Floor, 30 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AB

Telephone: 02074333333

Website: www.bankwaypropertiesltd.com

How to protect yourself

We strongly advise you to only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register to ensure they are. It has information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.

If you want to check a consumer credit firm that may not yet have been authorised by us, please also check the Interim Permission Register.

If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

There are more steps you should take to avoid scams and unauthorised firms.

You should also be aware that if you give money to an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.

Report a clone firm

If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised or clone firm, or contacted about a scam, you should contact us. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you can use our reporting form.

What to do if your firm is cloned

If you think your authorised firm has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact our Firm Helpline on 0300 500 0597.

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