Going it alone

Hands-on support for your journey to direct authorisation.

The challenge

Kick start your journey to independence

Getting to start your own business is one of the most thrilling, and daunting things you can do in your career. The inception of any business can feel like quite a substantial hill to climb. Add in the complexity of regulation and getting directly authorised, and the needle can sometimes tip more towards daunting than thrilling.

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The service

Your FCA application.

Whether you only need help with the FCA application, or you want support with creating your business framework and client proposition, we’ve helped dozens of firms get started on the route to direct authorisation, and you’re no different! We can support sole advisers or full companies, and those that will provide full wealth advice or focus on mortgages and protection.

Discovering whether direct authorisation is right for you, right now.

Creating your business plan and client proposition.

Submitting your application and liaising with the FCA on any queries.

Developing a robust internal framework, to ensure the new business hits the ground running.

The brochure

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Did you know…
The FCA reject around 1 in 5 applications. Their fees aren’t refunded if your application is unsuccessful so getting specialist support from the outset really can make all the difference.

The status of our current applications…

fully approved

pending response from fca

withdrawn based on our recommendation

If you’re in the early stages of your authorisation journey, read more about our Adviser Incubator via our not-for-profit business, The Verve Foundation.

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Using The Verve Group has made, what could have been a long drawn out and somewhat daunting task, much easier. The team have been very supportive in all aspects of the process and liaised with the FCA on my behalf very well.

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Steve Milligan

Milligan Financial Planning

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