The Financial Services Authority is the regulator of the financial services industry in the UK.

Is your money safe?

Is your money safe if a firm goes bust?

Is your money protected when you buy an investment product, take out a pension or open a bank account - and then the firm goes out of business? The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) may be able to get your money back.


PPI customers receive further £400m in redress

Our latest figures, covering January, show an additional £403 million was paid to customers complaining about their payment protection insurance (PPI) policies.



FSA publishes complaints data

See our latest round of data showing how your firms dealt with complaints made against it in the second half of 2011.



Latest firm news

Find out the latest news, updates and warnings about the firms we regulate.


Latest News and Publications

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One arrested as FSA continues to clamp down on unauthorised business

03 Apr 

With the assistance of the City of London Police, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) today executed a search warrant at one address in East London in connection with an investigation into a suspected unauthorised foreign exchange trading scheme.

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FSA decides to fine Ian Hannam Chairman of Capital Markets at J P Morgan Cazenove for market abuse

03 Apr 

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has today published a Decision Notice for Ian Hannam, the Chairman of Capital Markets at J P Morgan Cazenove. The Decision Notice indicates that the FSA has decided to fine Hannam £450,000 for market abuse.

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FSA review into anti-bribery and corruption systems and controls in investment banks and proposed new guidance for all firms

29 Mar 

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) today publishes the findings of its thematic review into anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) systems and controls in investment banks.

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You can use our online information-gathering system GABRIEL (Gathering Better Regulatory Information ELectronically) to send us your reporting data. Our free e-learning course shows you how.

The FSA Handbook

Our Handbook sets out all our rules and guidance made under powers given to us by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). The online Handbook is updated regularly.

International and EU

We play a key role in the development of both International and European regulation. We actively participate in global forums to enhance cooperation and set consistent international standards. We also engage at the European level, which is increasingly the source of most of our policy initiatives.

Authorisation process

Any firm or individual that carries out a regulated financial service market activity in the UK must be authorised by us, unless they are exempt.


The FSA Register

Search our Register for firms, individuals and investment schemes that are, or have been, regulated by us.


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