FCA Applications / Variation of Permissions (VOPs)


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Key Features and Benefits

Direct FCA Applications

Should you want to become directly authorised by the FCA, or become independent after being an Appointed Representative under an umbrella platform, we can help you with the registration process.

The direct authorisation process is quite lengthy and complex, and can take up to 6-10 months, while the risk of submitting incomplete applications contributes to further delays. In order to become authorised, a firm must have appropriate policies, structures and processes in place.

Receive a quote within 30 seconds for our FCA Application services by clicking here.

Variation of Permissions (VoPs)

An FCA regulated firm which wants to change the scope of the business or add another regulated activity, has to apply for Variation of Permission (VoP). Any failing to report change or extension of activities is considered a breach of the FCA rules and may result in enforcement action by the FCA.

A typical direct application process for a VoP can take between 6-8 months. Incomplete applications or registrations can also pose a significant compliance risk, which often cause severe delays of the launch of new regulated businesses.

Our dedicated team of experts focuses on high quality and efficient turnaround of documents. From our experience, a comprehensive and well prepared application significantly speeds up the FCA approval process and, therefore, allows quicker time to market for the regulated entity.

Contact us

For more information contact
Joe Woodbury
E: jwoodbury@lawsonconner.com
D: +44 (0) 203 696 2560

Andrew Frost
E: afrost@lawsonconner.com
D: +44 (0) 203 696 2568

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Key Features and Benefits


Contact us

For more information contact
Joe Woodbury
E: jwoodbury@lawsonconner.com
D: +44 (0) 203 696 2560

Andrew Frost
E: afrost@lawsonconner.com
D: +44 (0) 203 696 2568

Download PDF Information
Download PDF Information


Direct FCA Applications

Should you want to become directly authorised by the FCA, or become independent after being an Appointed Representative under an umbrella platform, we can help you with the registration process.

The direct authorisation process is quite lengthy and complex, and can take up to 6-10 months, while the risk of submitting incomplete applications contributes to further delays. In order to become authorised, a firm must have appropriate policies, structures and processes in place.

Receive a quote within 30 seconds for our FCA Application services by clicking here.

Variation of Permissions (VoPs)

An FCA regulated firm which wants to change the scope of the business or add another regulated activity, has to apply for Variation of Permission (VoP). Any failing to report change or extension of activities is considered a breach of the FCA rules and may result in enforcement action by the FCA.

A typical direct application process for a VoP can take between 6-8 months. Incomplete applications or registrations can also pose a significant compliance risk, which often cause severe delays of the launch of new regulated businesses.

Our dedicated team of experts focuses on high quality and efficient turnaround of documents. From our experience, a comprehensive and well prepared application significantly speeds up the FCA approval process and, therefore, allows quicker time to market for the regulated entity.