No More FSA

Financial Services Authority to Financial Conduct Authority: the Final Transition

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) outlined in its Policy Statement PS13_5 (the new FCA Handbook) timescales for regulated firms to fully comply with the disclosure rules detailed in handbook GEN 4 & 5.

Firms had 12 months from the inception of the new Regulator on 01 April 2013 to fully comply with the disclosure rules and ensure that stationery and disclosure documents include ‘Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority’. 

Note that the disclosure should be written in long hand rather than abbreviated to ‘FCA’. 

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Our View

The deadline for full transition to the Financial Conduct Authority is drawing closer and all firms need to ensure they have updated stationery and disclosure documents before this date.

Action Required By You

Ensure all stationery and disclosure documents are reviewed, updated and reprinted if necessary to reflect the new Regulatory disclosure requirements before 31st March 2014.

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Steve is an ATEB Director and has a deep understanding of all matter regulatory, built up over his 30 years + in the industry. With a training background and a technical brain, he overseas numerous complex projects and client implementation work.

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