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Financial services

View articles and resources on the financial services sector, and find out more about the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty.

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Financial Services Faculty

Keep up to date with a complex and fast-changing sector.

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Financial Services Faculty

Find out more about the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty and the benefits of joining.

Financial services articles

Articles from FS Focus organised by topic.

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Audit and reporting

Articles on audit and reporting from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

Banking sector

Articles on the banking sector from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

General financial services

General financial services articles from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

Insurance sector

Articles on the insurance sector from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

FS Regulatory updates

A selection of articles about regulations in the financial services sector.

DPB licence and FCA authorisation

Find out about regulated investment business and how to apply.

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Inspiring Confidence in Financial Services

Our financial services thought leadership initiative.

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Inspiring confidence

The Inspiring Confidence in Financial Services campaign debates issues affecting confidence in the financial services sector. It develops new insights and ideas by questioning financial services providers, consumers and regulators, how they interact with each other and how the information flows between them.

Statement of Professional Standing (SPS)

Retail investment advisers must obtain an SPS.

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Statement of Professional Standing

As part of the FSA's Retail Distribution Review (RDR), retail investment advisers must obtain a Statement of Professional Standing (SPS).

Webinar and event resources

Listen to and watch recordings and download the slides.

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Webinars and past events

The Financial Services Faculty's webinars and events resources cover a range of topics. If you have missed our webinars/events you can still listen to the recording and download the slides. If you have a mobile device, all our webinars are easily converted into podcasts so you can complete your CPD whilst on the move.