Financial Services Authority Bank of England

The Financial Services Authority is an independent financial regulatory body within the United Kingdom. The FSA establishes standards for most financial services markets, exchanges, and firms and pursues legal... more +
The Financial Services Authority is an independent financial regulatory body within the United Kingdom. The FSA establishes standards for most financial services markets, exchanges, and firms and pursues legal action against parties failing to comply with those standards.   less -
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Corporate Aspects of the UK Financial Services Act 2012

Long-heralded reform of the UK financial services regulation architecture impacts the listed company regime. On 1 April, a new financial regulation architecture became operative in the UK through the Financial...more

UK Financial Services Regulatory Handover

On April 1, the long-awaited handover of power from the FSA to the “twin-peaks system,” consisting of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), took place. The PRA, a branch of the Bank...more

New UK Financial Regulation Architecture Takes Effect

The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority begin work as the two new regulators in the wake of the long-heralded abolition of the Financial Services Authority....more

The FSA and the Bank of England Publish Joint Review of Requirements to Enter Banking Sector

Coming as part of a UK government initiative to increase competition within the banking sector, the joint review covers reforms to the authorization process and prudential requirements for new banks. ...more

New UK Financial Services Regulators Established And New Rulebooks Come Into Effect

On 1 April 2013, the division of the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA)’s regulatory functions took effect. The relevant regulators and institutions are now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Prudential Regulatory...more

Financial Regulatory Update - December 2012

This newsletter highlights some of the key financial regulatory measures affecting the UK and EU during the period from 1 August to 14 December 2012. In This Issue: - Regulation of Banks and Investment...more

Preparing for UK Regulatory Change: An Overview of the New Framework

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, all of the major political parties in the UK proposed significant change to the system of financial regulation. On election in 2010, the coalition government set out its belief...more

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