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Consumer Credit legislation is complex and firms will need support to comply with the FCA.

Andrew Smith

Consumer Credit Director

Sector Focus: Consumer Credit


Consumer Credit regulation encompasses credit broking, lending, hire and debt management across a number of diverse markets. Our dedicated Consumer Credit Practice is led by Andrew Smith. Find out more about Andrew CLICK HERE

Since April 2014, firms involved in Consumer Credit have had to make the transition from the lighter-touch regime of the OFT to the more rigorous regulatory approach of the FCA.

At the heart of the FCA's Consumer Credit regulations are a variety of prescriptive conduct standards. The policies and procedures you need to have in place should document how your business will manage its compliance with all the applicable regulations. There are a variety of things you need to do throughout each year to follow your procedures, check that you're operating compliantly and evidencing that you're doing so.

Becoming Authorised

When completing your firms FCA application there are a number of areas to complete as well as the application form itself, these include a business plan, a compliance monitoring program, control/shareholding documention and ensuring the relevant controlled functions have been applied for. If these requirements are not correctly prepared this can lead to your applications taking up to 12 months or being rejected.

Using our application process developed by former Senior Case Officers from the FCA's Authorisations Team, Compliancy Services has been successful in achieving authorisation for hundreds of clients of all sizes from a range of sectors.

Our Services

Our approach is that compliance should be an enabler rather than a blocker to business, we always seek to assist clients to find a compliant way to achieve their aims.  Compliancy Services helps Consumer Credit firms with their:

  • Authorisation applications
  • On-going compliance management
  • Staff training
  • Gabriel returns
  • Financial promotion reviews
  • Changes in control
  • Variation of permissions

Andrew Smith joins Compliancy Services

Compliancy Services, the specialist compliance consultant, has strengthened their Consumer Credit FCA Compliance Practice with the hire of Andrew Smith. Andrew was previously Managing Director of Consumer Credit Advisory Services. To find out more CLICK HERE


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