The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is a financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom which regulates financial firms providing services to consumers and maintains the integrity of the financial markets.
The FCA focuses on the regulation of conduct by both retail and wholesale financial services firms and is responsible for the conduct of around 58,000 businesses.
The FCA’s submission portal is called Gabriel (which stands for “gathering better regulatory information electronically”). Regulatory returns can be either manually typed into forms on the portal or uploaded in XML Format.
XML Authority’s schema library contains the schemas for all FCA returns enabling users to automate the production and submission of Gabriel returns without having to manually key information directly into Gabriel and risk transposition errors or wasted effort due to portal time-outs.
FCA GABRIEL XML SCHEMAS.
XML Authority’s schema library contains the following XML schemas:
- Client Money and Assets (CMAR & FSA039)
- Consumer Credit (CCR001 – CCR008)
- Financials (FSA001 – FSA058, FIN-A – FIN068)
- Liquidity (FSA047 – FIN055)
- Mortgage Lending and Administration (MLA-A1 – MLA-M)
- REP (REP001 – REP018, REP-CRIM)
- Retail Mediation Activities (RMA-A – RMA-K)
XML Authority’s intuitive user interface makes producing valid Product Sales Data – PSD XML filings easy with little or no training.
The implementation guidance provided by the FCA can be difficult to interpret. A detailed understanding of the data requirements can be gained at a glance with XML Authority’s simple presentation of the schema as a set of forms and tables.
Reports can be further simplified by eliminating non-relevant sections using the Schema Masking functionality.
Easly hide non-mandatory elements (individual reporting elements or entire report sections) which not only simplifies the schema layout but also reduces the complexity of your required import data.
AUTOMATE AND REDUCE ERRORS.
Save time and reduce errors by importing data from XML Authority generated Microsoft Excel import templates or linking to data in relational databases.
Create a set of related tables from which to read data which conform to the PSD XML Reporting schema using database scripts generated by XML Authority itself.
Be assured that your data is in compliance with the requirements of the schema through XML Authority’s validation functionality.
Get real-time feedback on the validity of data input and use the interactive Validations panel to help find and navigate to issues which would cause rejection on the Gabriel submission gateway.