Financial Services Law

The corporate team at JMW is here to offer expert advice on financial services and consumer credit relevant to you and your organisation. We have the experience necessary to assist with applications and to provide ongoing support as you seek to remain abreast of all compliance and regulatory issues.

Find out more about how we can assist you with any aspect of financial services law by getting in touch with the team today. Simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or allow us to contact you by completing our online enquiry form.

Regulated Activity Authorisation

If your business carries out a regulated activity, you also must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Regulated activities include (among others):

  • Accepting deposits
  • Exchanging electronic funds
  • Dealing or arranging deals in investments
  • Dealing in or advising in relation to regulated mortgage products or life insurance products
  • Operating a peer-to-peer lending platform

Carrying out a regulated activity without FCA authorisation is a criminal offence that could lead to a fine or even a prison sentence. It would also mean that your business contracts would be unenforceable.

Why Choose JMW?

Our team can advise you on the requirements relating to consumer credit and financial services that are relevant to your organisation, and can assist you in completing the initial application to the relevant authority. We can also provide you with ongoing support and documentation to ensure your organisation keeps up to date with regulatory and compliance issues.

We can assist with:

  • FCA applications
  • Structure notes
  • Information memorandums
  • Loan notes
  • Security documents
  • Website terms and policies
  • Commercial contracts and customer terms and conditions 

The Importance of Expert Legal Assistance

It is imperative that a business carrying out regulated activity is authorised by the FCA and that it always adheres to the rules set out by the authority, as failure to do so can result in severe penalties and could impact your future plans and aspirations.

With the right legal help, you can make sure you are always operating in the correct way and can minimise the risk of ever falling foul of any regulations you should otherwise have adhered to.

Talk to Us

Contact JMW's corporate team today for more information about how we can assist you in relation to financial services law. Simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as we can. 

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