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Whistleblowing in the United Kingdom

Residents of the United Kingdom are eligible to file confidential and anonymous cases in the U.S. under the Dodd-Frank Act. This law covers frauds in the securities and commodities markets, FX, money laundering and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Since the Dodd-Frank Act was passed over 750 whistleblowers from the United Kingdom have filed whistleblower cases in the United States with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alone. UK residents can also be filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Department of Justice.

Tips Received by SEC from UK Whistleblowers

Read more about the rise in whistleblower tips from UK citizens:

The following are enforcement actions published by the SEC or CFTC concerning UK companies for which whistleblower rewards have been or can be paid:

SEC Dodd-Frank Cases in the UK

Case shown are those that are or were eligible for rewards.

Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC, and Barclays Capital Inc.

Standard Bank Plc.

HSBC

Lloyds Banking Group

BP p.l.c.

CFTC Dodd-Frank Cases in the UK

Case shown are those that are or were eligible for rewards.

Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank PLC, and Barclays Capital Inc.

HSBC

Lloyds Banking Group

Royal Bank of Scotland

One reason for the influx of UK whistleblowers to the United States was the Bank of England’s rejection of creating a Dodd-Frank style remedy in the United Kingdom. The Bank of England’s report was analyzed by our firms partner Stephen Kohn, and completely debunked, which you can read at the National Whistleblower Center:

This rebuttal was covered extensively by our firm and various media: