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  • FCA

    The Financial Conduct Authority is the UK's regulator for the financial services industry. 

  • FDIC

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • FIMBRA

    Financial Intermediaries, Managers and Brokers Regulatory Association (replaced by the PIA).

  • FOS

    Financial Ombudsman Service, for complaints or claims against firms that are still trading.

  • FSA

    Financial Services Authority, was previously the UK's regulator for the finance industry. It was replaced by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2013.

  • FSAPU

    Financial Services Authority's Pension Unit

  • FSAVC

    Free Standing Additional Voluntary Contributions

  • FSMA

    Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, an Act of Parliament governing the regulation and provision of financial products, product providers and financial advisers.