Your firm will require FCA authorisation if it carries out an activity regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Whether you’re seeking to broker insurance or mortgages, provide investment advice or asset management services, or operate in the consumer credit sector your firm will need to hold FCA authorisation in order to trade unless it benefits from one of the exemptions.
You can find out more about whether your firm’s activities require FCA authorisation on the FCA website or you can download our free guide to FCA authorisation below.
Obtaining FCA authorisation requires demonstrating to the FCA that the firm’s business model is one which meets the FCA’s requirements, that the firm’s activities will be compliant, that the firm’s controllers are fit and proper, and that the firm has appropriate systems and controls in place. FCA authorisation can only be obtained if the all of the requirements are met.
Our team of experts have assisted hundreds of firms with FCA authorisation. We understand the financial services industry and we understand compliance. With this insight we help our clients develop their business model and develop their compliance.
We’re experts in FCA authorisation; our team consists of ex-regulators, legal practitioners and industry professionals which is why we are relied upon by some of the UK’s biggest names, from internationally listed firms, to leading UK charities, and local authorities. Our cost-effectiveness and customer focussed approach also means that many small businesses trust us with their FCA authorisation every year.
Speak to one of our experts today for confidential and no obligation advice about FCA authorisation.