Received my FCA authorisation by email today.
Can’t believe I didn’t get this done sooner but I was always put off by how complicated people said it was and that it would cost around £1,000 for someone to help me with the application.
Was contacted out of the blue through Autotrader by a guy claiming to be an expert with FCA applications and could do my application for £350. I was sceptical at first but he offered to come to my site and meet face to face. He completed the application with me which took about an hour and a half and provided me with all the documents that are also needed (compliance, money laundering etc).
He said that it would take 2 - 6 weeks for my licence to come through even though the FCA states that they take 6 months. My licence has come through bang on after 2 weeks.
Close Brothers are booked in to come and set me up later this week. Can’t wait to get started.