Start-Up Services - Waystone

      Start-Up Services

      Whether you are a start-up looking to become directly authorised or looking to set up business in the UK, FCA authorisation can be a difficult process to navigate.

      Our team of senior, dedicated compliance professionals will advise you on the whole of the application process to ensure successful delivery. We work with firms to establish a compliance framework and maintain a compliance monitoring programme that is tailored and proportionate to your needs.

      Our compliance services for start-ups

      Sectors we work with

      The sectors that we frequently work with include:

      • investment management
      • asset management
      • wealth management
      • corporate finance
      • retail banking
      • trading and broking
      • payments and e-money
      • Annex I financial institutions.

      Why choose Waystone Compliance Solutions?

      We have been providing authorisation services for over 30 years, and have assisted over 1000 firms to obtain authorisation during this time. We have a 100% success rate when assisting firms to meet the regulator’s requirements. Get in touch with our UK Compliance Solutions team today to learn more. 

      FCA authorisation

      We manage your regulatory application to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) by setting out a clear plan, guiding and working with you throughout every stage of the FCA application lifecycle.

      Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) infrastructure

      Our team has decades of experience in developing bespoke and proportionate GRC frameworks for our clients, this includes advising on corporate governance, systems and controls and assisting you with the preparation of practical and effective regulatory compliance documentation.

      Compliance infrastructure

      We work with you to build and maintain your compliance framework including offering advice on corporate governance, systems and controls and assisting you with the preparation of practical and effective regulatory compliance documentation, including your compliance manual, policies and procedures and an ongoing compliance monitoring programme.

      Financial crime framework

      Supervisory authorities can impose severe penalties on businesses, senior management and individuals that do not establish appropriate controls to mitigate the financial crime risks their business encounters. These penalties are enforceable regardless of whether money laundering has taken place, underscoring the critical importance of having a financial crime prevention framework in place.

      Risk management framework

      Every organisation must be aware of its risks, irrespective of its size and it is the senior management that has responsibility for the identification and management of risk. We work with senior management to ensure that it has the resources to manage risk.

      Regulatory and Compliance Training

      Firms going through the FCA authorisation process need to understand the regulatory environment in which they are being established, as well as demonstrate competency to the regulator.

      Compliance Support for Newly Authorised Firms

      Newly-authorised firms must focus on many issues, including ensuring that their business succeeds. Our London-based team of compliance experts can provide your firm with the peace of mind that your compliance obligations are under control.