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Mandatory annual Connect update for all firms is coming

September 16, 2019

Firms that are not registered users already will need to register for the FCA’s Connect system. A mandatory annual Connect update of authorised firms’ details in line with their accounting reference date and carried out via Connect will be a requirement for all firms from January 2020, so the FCA is suggesting that firms register now in preparation.

The FCA has said that it will be emailing, calling and writing to firms that are not currently Connect users to encourage them to sign up before the mandatory annual Connect update requirement comes into force from January 2020. It will also give firms the information they need to register.

If firms want to register now, or need support registering and updating their details, they can visit the FCA website here, watch the video guide (available here) or call the FCA on 0300 500 0597 during business hours.

How can Thistle help you?

Thistle’s expert team is on hand to provide further information, guidance or assistance on any aspect of using the Connect system. Among the services we offer are:

    • Advice on registering Connect users
    • Advice on managing Connect users
    • Carrying out the annual update correctly

If you’d like to know more about any of the topics covered above – or to learn more about how Thistle can help – please get in touch via or call us on 0207 436 0630.