Forex Licenses & Forex Firms in the UK
The UK Forex industry is well
established, broad in it's scope and highly regulated. It is of the
upmost importance to understand the complex nature of the application
process in order to obtain the relevant UK Forex licensing. Being well
versed in the regulatory body for UK Forex brokers is essential as
compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Financial
Conduct Authority (FCA) is required.
The Forex industry is licensed and
regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA was
established to provide a regulatory framework for all financial
companies. This includes all rules, regulations, investigatory and
enforcement powers in an effort to ensure that all statutory conditions
are met. The FCA is an independent body, answering to the Treasury and
the UK Parliament. Through it's structure, the FCA is headed by its
Board which decides on the policies, procedures and overall direction of
it's activities. Its statutory responsibility is to regulate exchanges,
financial companies and financial services markets.
Archer Consultants are experts in FCA
regulation and will assist you in obtaining your FCA regulation to
operate your business.
FCA is based on a self regulatory regime
and unlike other jurisdictions in Europe such as Cyprus, Malta and
Bulgaria where the capital requirements are known and explicitly stated,
the FCA applicant must state the capital requirement that it believes
that it requires and must explain why its so. It is for reasons such as
these that when it comes to seeking FCA regulation, using an experienced
team that understands the intricacy’s of the license sought with the
experience to go about it is essential.
Archer Consultants and its local
partners bring the experience and success of multiple successful license
application together with the business knowhow of the industry to bring
forward an efficient application and process, while keeping to the
minimum MiFID requirements to keep costs down both during the
application process as well as in the first months of operations.