Existing firm applications

Updated 25 November 2019

Notify us of the financial services your firm provides

What is this notification for?

You need to tell us about the financial services your firm provides. Your firm's details will be added to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Exempt Professional Firms Register.

Check whether your firm can rely on the SRA's regulations.

Information you need


You must confirm the financial activities your firm undertakes.


If you carry on insurance distribution activities you need to tell us who your insurance distribution officer is.

Help with your notification

Contact us if you have any queries before you submit your notification.

How to tell us

You need to complete the Financial Services Notification Form (FA8). 


The form is an editable PDF and must be completed electronically. You must save a copy of the form to your computer before you start to fill it in. These forms are not compatible with Mac computers.


Send your notification to the email address on the form.


There is no fee for this notification.

What you can expect from us

We will let you know if your notification is incomplete or ineligible.


We aim to process notifications within 30 days.