We aim to make this site as accessible as possible and therefore have provided the settings below to use if you are finding it difficult to view this website. See the SFO Accessibility Statement for more information.

Where it is appropriate to provide a Welsh translation, you can switch to Cymraeg. See the Welsh Language Commissioner website for more information.

Use the settings button in the bottom right corner of the page to access these settings again.

We would like to use Analytics Cookies on our website. 

Turn these on below if you are happy with us collecting information on how our site is used, in order for us to improve the overall experience of our website. 

All other cookies are necessary and therefore by continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to the usage of these cookies.

 See the SFO Privacy Policy for more information. 

Analytics Cookies

London Capital & Finance Plc

The Serious Fraud Office, working in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority, is investigating individuals associated with London Capital & Finance Plc.

The conduct relates to investments offered between 2013 and 2018. These investments were sold through Sales Aid Finance (England) Ltd (SAFE), which changed its name to London Capital & Finance Ltd in July 2015.

On 4 March 2019, four individuals were arrested in the Kent and Sussex areas.  All four individuals have been released pending further investigation.

On 19 June 2019, a fifth individual was arrested in Sussex and was also released pending further investigation.

On 5 March and 15 December 2020, two further individuals in the Kent area were interviewed for money laundering in connection with the LCF investigation.

On 22 March 2021, one further individual in the Kent area was interviewed in connection with Fraud and Money Laundering offences relating to the LCF investigation

In September 2020, the SFO and FCA asked investors in London Capital & Finance Plc to complete a questionnaire by 31 October 2020 to be considered as a witness. We will contact you if we require more information from you or would like you to make a witness statement.

The questionnaire closed on 31 March 2021 with 3,825 responses submitted.

The SFO and FCA would like to thank those victims who have taken the time to complete this lengthy questionnaire.

If you believe, you have been a victim in this case and need support for the impact it has had on you and your family please click here for our information on support services.

Please note as the SFO continues this lengthy investigation we are unable to provide any further comment at this time.

Updates for investors

31 March 2021: On 31 March the SFO closed the questionnaire, with 3,825 responses submitted. The SFO and FCA would like to thank those victims who have taken the time to complete this lengthy questionnaire. We will contact you if we require more information from you or would like you to make a witness statement.

26 February 2021: In September 2020, the SFO and FCA asked investors in London Capital & Finance Plc to complete a questionnaire by 31 October 2020 to be considered as a witness. The questionnaire will close on 31 March 2021 and no submissions will be possible after this.

2 June 2020: The investigation has been extended to cover investments made from 2013-2018. These investments were sold by Sales Aid Finance (England) Ltd, which subsequently became London Capital and Finance Ltd.

Update to London Capital and Finance Plc investors – 17 September 2020

Frequently asked questions for London Capital and Finance Plc investors – 17 April 2020

Update to London Capital and Finance Plc investors – 20 December 2019

Update for London Capital and Finance Plc investors – 15 August 2019

Page published on 18 Mar 2019 | Page modified on 17 May 2021