Financial Services Act 2012

Financial Services Act 2012

Long title An Act to amend the Bank of England Act 1998, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Banking Act 2009; to make other provision about financial services and markets; to make provision about the exercise of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies and other mutual societies; to amend section 785 of the Companies Act 2006; to make provision enabling the Director of Savings to provide services to other public bodies; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2012 c. 21
Territorial extent England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Royal assent 19th December 2012
Other legislation
Relates to Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Financial Services Act 2012 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

The Financial Services Act 2012 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which implements a new regulatory framework for the financial system and financial services in the UK. It replaces the Financial Services Authority with two new regulators, namely the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, and creates the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England. This framework went into effect on April 1, 2013.[1]

Its main effect is to amend the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.


Under the Act, the administration of Libor became a regulated activity overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority.[2] Knowingly or deliberately making false or misleading statements in relation to benchmark-setting became a criminal offence.[3] Laws relating to charitable industrial and provident societies were revised.

See also


  1. Roberts, Jeffery; Tran, Edward (24 March 2013). "Financial Services Act 2012: A New UK Financial Regulatory Framework". Havard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014./

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