Existing firm applications

Updated 19 September 2019

Notify us of use of Third Party Managed Accounts (TPMA)

Who is this notification for?

You do not need our permission to use a TPMA. You do need to tell us that you are using a TPMA. A TPMA can also be used alongside an existing client account.

If you choose to engage more than one TPMA provider, you need to tell us about all the providers with whom you enter into an arrangement.

If you switch between TPMA providers, or stop using the one you have engaged with you need to tell us.

Check our guidance on TPMA which tells you what you need to tell your clients and the checks you need to carry out before you enter an arrangement with a TPMA.

Information you will need


  • the name and SRA number of your firm
  • the name of the TPMA provider
  • the TPMA provider's FCA authorisation number
  • the date on which you plan to start using a TPMA as part of your business
  • the date on which you ended using a TPMA as part of your business (note that this only applies when you stop using a TPMA provider)

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 TPMA Notification Form (FA9).


Third Party Managed Accounts Notification Form (FA9)
Editable PDF 1 page, 113KB

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. You can start using the TPMA straight away.


We aim to process all notifications within 30 days.