Existing firm applications

Updated 19 September 2019

Notify us of the financial services your firm provides

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). 

Notification form

Financial services notification form (FA8) (Editable PDF 6 pages, 1.4MB)

The notification form is an editable PDF document. You need the latest version of the PDF viewer to download this document. You need to fill it in electronically. You should save the form before you start completing it.

For help downloading or using the form, see "How to use the form" in our Firm authorisation guidance.


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 acknowledge your notification within one working day. We will let you know if your notification is incomplete or ineligible.


We aim to process notifications within 30 days.