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FCA Authorisation

We help businesses navigate the FCA authorisation licence process smoothly and successfully. Our comprehensive service provides expert guidance and support, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and helping you secure the necessary licence with confidence.

Our services - Licence applications

FCA authorisation

We can help advise on the requirements and prepare your application for successful FCA authorisation and registration applications in the quickest time possible. We also help manage communication with the FCA.

EU licence applications

We help clients in several European countries, including Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, and Estonia. 

FCA authorisation across multiple sectors

We help clients obtain FCA authorisation and FCA registration applications as a payment institution, electronic money institution, consumer credit firm, investment firm, lender, credit broker and cryptoasset firms

FCA Variation of permission (VOP) application support

We can review your business activities and modify your permissions by preparing and managing FCA variation of permission applications.

FCA Appointed representative application support

If you are thinking of becoming an agent or an appointed representative with a principle firm, we can prepare and manage your application.

FCA Change of control application support

If you have acquired a ready-made firm and require assistance with a change of control application then we can help manage the regulatory process on an end-to-end basis.

Require something more bespoke or not listed above? contact us to discuss your requirements, as chances are that if it financial services-related we should be able to help with with our expertise and experience. 

How we will support you

Step 1

We spend time understand your business, people, culture and business requirements.

Step 2

We prepare a business proposal, including a plan of action, based on your unique needs.

Step 3

We provide initial and ongoing support to deliver your requirements. This can also entail onsite and in-house support.

Sectors we serve

Payment services

We work with start-ups to unicorns and offer bespoke support across licence authorisation, compliance and support across the UK and Europe.


We help retail, private and investment banks with authorisation applications, PRA & FCA compliance, financial crime and training.

Credit broking 

If you sell products and services and wish to offer customer finance, then we can help you become FCA authorisation.


We provide comprehensive assistance to general insurers and Lloyd's of London brokers across compliance, training and authorisation.


From buy now pay later to traditional lending models, we advise you on operations, strategy, authorisation, and ongoing compliance requirements.


We work with start-ups to established firms in helping with Electronic Money Institution licence authorisation applications, compliance, training, policy and more.


We help clients on financial crime and licence authorisation across a number of countries.

Investment services

We work with UK and European regulators and can help you become authorised to offer investment services as a regulated business.

Mortgage providers & brokers

We offer a range of services including compliance, training, and authorisation support, specifically tailored for mortgage providers and brokers.

Open banking

We help open banking firms, including account information service and payment initiation service providers, across compliance, training, and authorisation.

Why leading firms choose us as their partner.

"We engaged Buckingham Capital Consulting to support us in obtaining our FCA authorisation, and their expertise and guidance have been instrumental in navigating the complex licensing process.

Buckingham Capital Consulting demonstrated a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements and provided us with valuable insights and recommendations four our FCA authorisation application. They guided us through the entire process, from the initial preparation and submission of the application to addressing any inquiries from the FCA.

Their team worked diligently to ensure that our application was comprehensive, accurate, and aligned with the specific requirements. Their expertise in licensing procedures and their attention to detail helped us streamline the application process.

Throughout the engagement, Buckingham Capital Consulting provided ongoing support and expertise, ensuring that we were well-prepared for any interviews or assessments required by the FCA. Their guidance gave us confidence in our ability to meet the FCA authorisation requirements and compliance obligations."

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