UK regulators—financial services

UK regulators—financial services guidance:

This Practice Note looks at key aspects of consumer protection within the UK financial services regulatory system. The UK’s regulatory structure, combined with...

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The enforcement powers of the FCA The FCA is responsible for the regulation of conduct across the financial services sector, in firms and markets of all sizes and in all...

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On 1 April 2013 the Financial Services Authority (FSA) Handbook was split between the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to...

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Who can issue individual guidance? The FCA has a power to issue individual guidance. The PRA was not given equivalent statutory powers in Part 9A of FSMA 2000, however,...

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The Three Pillar Supervisory Model BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this...

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FCA and corporate governance Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) the FCA acquired responsibility for a broad and diverse range of regulated...

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Why are the FCA's functions relevant? BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this...

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The role of the FCA The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) forms part of the regulatory structure for financial services firms. The FCA has a wide-ranging brief to: •...

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The FCA's powers as part of the new regulatory arrangements BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This...

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This Practice Note explains the Principles for Businesses (PRIN) set down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Principles form part of the FCA’s High Level...

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What legislation forms the FCA? BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice...

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Background to the Financial Policy Committee The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) was formally initiated from 1 April 2013, in accordance with provisions in the Financial...

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The Financial Services Act 2012 (FSA 2012) received Royal Assent on 19 December 2012 and went into effect on 1 April 2013. The Act replaced the Financial Services...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on...

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The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) became responsible for macroprudential regulation in the UK on 1 April 2013. Macroprudential regulation considers the stability of...

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General duties The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has a number of statutory duties and powers under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (FS(BR)A 2013). In...

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Establishment of the PSR The UK government commissioned in 1998 an independent review of the banking industry and the review report (the Cruickshank report) which was...

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The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) consulted on its approach to supervising payment systems in a consultation paper (PSR CP14/1) in November 2014. Its policy proposals...

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PRA Enforcement Priorities The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) grants the PRA statutory powers to discipline PRA-authorised firms in the event that...

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Background to the Fundamental Rules Prior to the creation of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in 2013, the predecessor...

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Scope of PRA regulation While Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)-regulated firms are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for conduct purposes, the PRA...

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The PRA's powers The Financial Services Act 2012 (FSA 2012) received Royal Assent on 19 December 2012. Predominantly in force from 1 April 2013, it reformed the...

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Legislation establishing the PRA The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) forms part of the regulatory structure that the UK government put in place on 1 April 2013. The...

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The PRA's strategy Up until 1 March 2017, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), was a subsidiary company of the Bank of England (BoE). However, from 1 March 2017 the...

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The PRA's strategy The PRA and the BoE Until 1 March 2017, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), was a subsidiary company of the Bank of England (BoE) delivering...

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Background The power to require a firm to obtain a report from an independent skilled person (at the firm's own expense) under the Financial Services and Markets Act...

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This Practice Notice focuses on the two segments of the UK listing regime (standard and premium). It details the general listing requirements (for both a standard listing...

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The Bank of England at the heart of the UK financial system BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This...

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On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom held an advisory referendum on its membership of the EU, with a small majority of those voting (and allowed to vote) being in favour...

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Overview of the FCA’s competition law powers The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has a statutory objective under the Financial Services and Markets Act...

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