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Financial Services Authority

The United Kingdom Financial Services Authority (FSA) is an independent non-governmental body that regulates the UK financial services industry.

The FSA was created by the UK chancellor of the exchequer on May 20, 1997, and given statutory powers on December 1, 2001 by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

The Financial Services and Markets Act imposed four statutory objectives upon the FSA:

See also: Financial supervision