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Qualification unit
The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation. Download 2018/19 syllabus (PDF) Assessment  2 hour exam 100 multiple choice questions 70% nominal pass mark (the actual pass mark may vary from one session to anothe...
Qualification unit
The objective of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics. Download the 2018/19 syllabus (PDF) Assessment  2 hour exam 100 multiple choice questions 65% nominal pass mark (the actual pass mark...
Technical articles | 01 Oct 2011
Following the 2010 general election, the incoming UK government announced its decision to reverse many of the provisions of the FSMA 2000. The underlying reasons for this regime change relate to perceived failures in banking regulation; nevertheless the regulation of insurance, investment a...
News items | 01 Jul 2011
The Government has published its financial regulation White Paper and draft Bill providing further details on proposed reforms to the financial regulatory regime within the UK. The White Paper which is called A new approach to financial regulation: the blueprint for reform has been extensiv...
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2010
Following the Chancellor's June Mansion House speech, the Treasury has published a consultation setting out in more detail the Government's plans for a radical overhaul of the UK's financial regulatory architecture. Systemic/Prudential Supervision: The Bank of England will have respons...
Technical articles | 06 Nov 2013
On 1 April 2014, consumer credit regulation will move from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This briefing updates on the changes, reflecting recent FCA consultations on detailed rules and fees.
Research | 18 Sep 2013
The Director of the Financial Conduct Authority's policy, risk and research division describes in more detail the regulator's new product intervention strategy.
Technical articles | 12 Sep 2013
On 1 April 2014, consumer credit regulation will move from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This note summarises the changes, who might be affected by them, how the new regulation might look, and what members might consider doing in the meantime.
Research | 18 Apr 2013
A new regulatory regime has been established in the UK. Following the passage of the Financial Services Act 2012, the ground was set for the abolition of the Financial Services Authority and the creation of three new regulatory bodies: the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulat...
 
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