Ideally any company requiring FCA regulation should be directly regulated by them. However we can help speed up the process and additionally there are often extra costs for direct regulation that a startup may not want to initially incur whilst they are developing their business model.
FinTechReg provide an introduction to an "Appointed Representative" or "Umbrella" regulatory service whereby your firm is regulated under FCA regulation. The advantage of this approach is that it is possible to become regulated with us in a matter of weeks.
Acquiring "Appointed Representative" status is not an optional light-weight form of regulation and the same high standard of procedures and systems are needed as with direct authorisation. It is therefore imperative that you have a good working relationship with your regulatory service provider and after twenty years of service we have plenty of excellent references.