At Thistle Initiatives we operate across the financial services market, covering sectors as diverse as fintech and general insurance. Our clients range from niche start-ups to the largest of distributors, including investment specialists, as well as insurers and capacity providers.
Our team is divided into practice specialists so you can be sure of dealing with individuals who understand your market and the particular regulatory challenges your business faces.
We operate in five primary sectors:
We advise and support firms in relation to compliance with FCA regulation, PRA requirements and key legislation impacting the financial services industry including GDPR and the Money Laundering Regulations 2017.
The type of support we provide is as diverse as our client base. We assist firms with direct authorisation for new start-ups or transitioning from AR to DA status; provide advice on capital adequacy and regulated accounting including CASS; support firms to deal with Section 166 issues; provide training, locum compliance office services, audits, due diligence and much more as well as ongoing day to day support and advice, at the end of a phone or face to face.