To apply to become directly authorised by the FSA a firm needs to submit an application to us. We will assess the application and advise the firm of the decision.

For guidance applicable to all firms see Helping you apply.

To build your application pack, and for guidance specific to your firm, select the application link appropriate to your firm type from the lists below.

Change of Legal Status

For an existing authorised firm wishing to change its legal status only.

This pack enables the existing authorised firm to cancel its permission at the same time as it applies for authorisation.

Change of legal status application pack


Small e-money issuers application form [DOC]

Please see the FSA Handbook for eligibility and further details