Getting FCA Authorised

Using the ICS authorisation service means we’ll take you through the process of authorisation from completion of forms and supporting documentation to setting up required systems and controls. We’ll not only help to ensure that everything is completed as quickly as possible but we’ll make sure you avoid any errors which might delay the authorisation process.

Making errors in your application process could delay you receiving FCA authorisation by as much as six months – such a delay can have very serious consequences for a new business.

If you’re thinking of applying for FCA authorisation and you would like information about how ICS can help, please call us on 01892 539600 or email enquiries to us at:

Our getting authorised service includes:

ICS has considerable experience of helping firms prepare and apply for authorisation. So, whether you are a new business start up or an experienced broker striking out on your own for the first time, we think you’ll find the ICS authorisation service of real benefit.

We know from experience, that brokers can feel overwhelmed by FCA terminology and the system they ask you to use to submit the application (Connect).  So our aim is to make this is as easy as possible and take you through the set up process step by step.  We’ll break down the issues into small manageable stages to make it as simple and speedy as possible, giving you more time to devote to the raft of other issues involved in setting up a new business.  We will also do as much of the form filling and submission as we can; all our Consultants are familiar with the FCA Connect system and can complete the forms online for you.

The ICS getting authorised service also covers application for Approved Person status and the setting up of all relevant processes and procedures including a compliance manual.  If you require training for staff we can provide that too.

Once you’re set up and trading, using our ongoing support services means that we can still be on hand to provide advice and assistance and you’ll be able to call on the services of your local compliance consultant to discuss any issues which arise.