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In this section:

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Annual report

Describes the progress the FSA has made against our Strategic Plan

Annual report

Related external information

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 can be found on the HM Treasury website


FSMA gives the FSA four statutory objectives

FSA objectives

As the financial regulator for the UK, we use a wide range of rule-making, investigatory and enforcement powers to fulfil our statutory objectives.

Our powers and objectives are given to us by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). We also aim to promote efficient, orderly and fair financial markets and follow our principles of good regulation.
We are an independent body and we receive no government funding – we are funded entirely by the firms we regulate. However, we are accountable to the Treasury and, through them, Parliament.

Find out more about who we are, what we do and how we work with you.


Careers at the FSA


Gain an invaluable insight into the Financial Services sector. Look at our careers pages today for opportunities.

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Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate

Our graduate programme offers a competitive package for talented and ambitious graduates, as well as an invaluable opportunity to work at the heart of the UK’s financial markets.

To find out more, go to

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Are you an experienced professional?

Working at the FSA can be very rewarding and satisfying. If you’ve got the right experience and attitude, we can provide you with the environment and opportunities to realise your potential.

To find out more go to

Solvency II careers

Our Solvency II programme is a fundamental review of the solvency and risk management standards for the European insurance industry. It aims to strengthen the prudential regulation of the insurance sector.

We currently have some exciting job opportunities within Solvency II – contact us if you’d like the chance to develop your career in a role that will make a difference across the entire insurance industry.

Performance Account

We are a transparent organisation and we regularly provide our stakeholders with information on our performance, and how it measures against our strategic aims.

We also publish our Annual Report, Financial Risk Outlook and Business Plan.