How is Uphold regulated?

Uphold works with licensed banking partners in the US and is regulated by the United States Treasury Department regulator, FinCEN.

In the EU, Uphold is partnered with an Authorised Payment Institution regulated by the FCA (UK Financial Conduct Authority).

Operating as a regulated financial service provider, Uphold must comply with global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls. We seek to follow all applicable local, state, federal and international law concerning the protection of consumer data including, but not limited, to the EU data protection requirements, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) in the US, and the People's Republic of China regulations to protect personal information.

Uphold is required to adhere to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure. Validation of compliance is performed annually by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

We adhere to Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regulations.

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