FCA authorisation

Seeking authorisation for your business can be nerve-racking, so you need support from a team that knows the steps involved. Our expert help will make the process a little smoother.

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The next chapter

Whether you’re just starting out or making a change, FCA authorisation is a big step. Our specialist advice is here to ease you through.

Many FCA-regulated businesses have relied on us for no-nonsense, hands-on support through their applications, with positive outcomes. Get in touch to learn how we can do the same for you.

Our service

  • Support that’s fully tailored to your business’ particular circumstances and requirements

  • Expertise in application types from change in control to variation of permissions and more

  • Your choice of advice package and support level, to suit the budget you have available

  • A named consultant who’ll collaborate closely with you throughout the authorisation process

  • A skilled team with decades of experience in the compliance and financial services sectors

  • A full suite of relevant documents and templates customised to suit your business

  • Assistance with key authorisation requirements, including supporting evidence and documents

  • Expert insight into the likely success factors that will enhance your business’ application

What clients say

Kate Barnard

B-Compliant seem to have the balance just right for small financial advisers like us from a support and price point. They offer on-site visits or remote help, both of which are extremely helpful. Vicky and her team offer a no-nonsense approach to compliance where what you see is what you get. Perfect!
Debbie Jukes

B-Compliant has delivered everything that we expected, and then some – even at short notice. I feel that they have our best interests at heart, and I have complete confidence in the guidance they provide. They have a flexible approach and a great work ethic.
William Stevenson

What we want from a compliance consultant is threefold: to keep our compliance programme both up to date and (more importantly) effective, to offer solutions and not point out problems, and, yes, to be fairly priced! We get all three from B-Compliant.
David Bashforth

It’s early days in our relationship with Vicky and B-Compliant, but my business partners and I have so far been very impressed with the service and technical knowledge provided. For the first time in a long time, we can see compliance in a more positive light, as a tool to improve our business as a whole.


of clients believe working with us has helped or will help them to achieve their compliance objectives


of clients would recommend us to other firms or connections


of clients are very satisfied that we understand their regulatory requirements

Your questions, answered

Even the most astute businessperson can find the FCA authorisation process overwhelming, so finding the right support team is essential. Learn more about our approach to see if we’re a match for you.

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Who can you help with authorisation?

Any business or individual in the financial planning or wealth management sectors based in the UK. This includes financial planners and advisers, discretionary fund managers and mortgage brokers.

Will my application succeed?

Only the FCA can answer that and there are never any guarantees. We’re very proud of the fact that, to date, none of our clients have had their application fail after working with our team.

Can you support me after authorisation?

Yes and we’d be happy to do so! The regulatory world is ever-changing, but as members of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, we’re always up to date with new developments.

Sally Collie
Sally Collie
Always receive excellent service from Vicky and her team at B-Compliant, they are a very knowledgeable team and make a point of knowing our business inside out in order to give us a high standard of support.
Richard White
Richard White
I approached B-Compliant regarding helping us with our FCA application for an VoP Permissions application, right away I new that we had contacted the right people. Their attitude and positive approach was fantastic. Maria Fox-Leonard was fully informed in helping us prepare our responses back to the FCA and Jeremy Smith helped with his knowledgeable insight into the FCA and how to ask the right questions. We have now successfully received out VOP permissions and I would definitely recommend them to others.
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
Having worked with B-Compliant Ltd for the past 2 years. Vicky, Simon and Annabel have changed not only our business outlook, but also our attitude toward compliance! Their positive, proactive approach has helped us immeasurably in understanding the complexities of the FCA and regulation. They are always available with answers in plain English and more importantly, solutions! Thank you
Asmus Ohle
Asmus Ohle
We have worked with Jeremy and his team for the last four years. They initially guided us through the FCA application process and since approval have provided us with compliance advice. They set out the to dos very clearly, communicate efficiently and ensure that all deadlines are met. They also make sure that we understand what is required from us as a newly regulated firm and explain everything in detail and in a way that we understand it. I would definitely recommend them.
jacqui davidson-slack
jacqui davidson-slack
I met Vicky through a professional organisation and instantly established how knowledgeable and experienced she is in relation to compliance. Given the importance of this function within a regulated firm, Vicky provided me with some initial guidance without commitment or cost. I established that the service proposition could be tailored to exactly what I needed. Without exception staff and management have been extremely supportive and held my hand through a highly legislative process. I feel save in the hands of B-Compliant. Top Class Service. First Class Knowledge. Took all the worry from me and i now feel safe in their care. For a highly personalised service which is truly value for what is spent, you really do need to speak to Vicky and her team. Thank you !
David Brown
David Brown
I would recommend B-Compliant to any financial adviser looking for compliance support and help with their business
Alan Whittle
Alan Whittle
Fantastic FCA compliance consultancy. Very friendly, expert staff. Would highly recommend.

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