Thistle Initiatives has years of experience assisting firms with preparing and submitting applications for FCA authorisation. Whatever you are considering, whether it is setting up a new business, changing your permissions or controllers or applying for Approved Person status, the chances are we’ve done it before. So we know not just the pitfalls to avoid but also the right way to do things. In short we’re a safe pair of hands.
We have teams of specialist staff who support and advise firms with their applications and authorisation across various sectors including:
This experience means we understand what the Regulator is looking for, what the important issues are to address, what typical areas of concern the FCA may have and how to provide information in a way that meets requirements and provides the reassurance which the Regulator is seeking.
We can provide templates for submissions and the supporting documentation which sit behind them; we’ll also check all material prior to submission. We are also well versed in dealing with any questions or queries which the FCA may raise, helping to ensure the process is as smooth and painless as possible.