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Licence Applications

We can provide full end-to-end support on licence authorisation applications. We have been clients since 2013 with payment institution, electronic money institution, consumer credit, investment and bank licence applications.

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Our services - Licence applications

FCA licence authorisation

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

EU licence applications

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

Licence application for multiple sectors

We help clients obtain licences as a payment institution, electronic money institution, consumer credit firm, investment firm, lender, credit broker, cryptoasset firm and as a lender. 

Variation of permission (VOP) application support

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

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.

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 licencing, compliance and support across the UK and Europe.


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

Credit broking 

If you sell products and services and wish to offer your customers the option to purchase with finance, then we can help you become FCA authorisation.


From buy now pay later to more lending models, we can advise you on operations, strategy and authorisation.  


We can help clients on financial crime and licence authorisation across a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Lithuania, and Estonia.

Investment services

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

Why leading firms choose us as their partner.

Buckingham Capital Consulting has been a reliable and trusted partner. They spent time understanding our business, people and processes and worked closely with us throughout the process. They completed our licencing application to a high standard and in a timely and efficient manner. We were delighted with how smooth the entire process was from the application preparation and submission but also with the case officer at the FCA. Buckingham Capital Consulting ensured that our licence was obtained in an efficient and smooth manner. The value and expertise they provide became obvious early on in the process. We highly recommend Buckingham Capital Consulting.

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