Updated FS Register

The FCA is set to replace the existing Financial Services Register with an enhanced Financial Services Register on 27 July 2020.

As previously announced, the directory of certified and assessed persons will be added to the Register later this year. This will enable consumers and professionals to check details of key individuals working in financial services.

Firms will need to update any links they have to pages on the current Financial Services Register, other than those to the homepage, once the enhanced Register launches. All current links will be redirected to the enhanced Register’s homepage. The existing Financial Services Register will cease to be available from 6pm on Friday 24 July so that work can take place over the weekend to make the enhanced Register ready for the start of business on Monday 27 July.

The FCA recently announced that they are proposing to extend the previous deadline of 9 December 2020 for solo-regulated firms to submit information about Directory Persons to the Register to 31 March 2021. However, where solo-regulated firms are able to provide this information before March 2021, they are encouraged to do so.

The FCA will publish all submitted details of certified employees of solo firms starting from 9 December 2020 on the Financial Services Register.

Important Note: ATEB news is intended to provide general information ONLY. The content, including any views expressed or guidance provided, does not replace the need to comply fully with FCA Rules and Guidance. Unless you have discussed news article content with ATEB, and specifically how it relates to your circumstances, then ATEB disclaims all liability and responsibility and actions arising from any reliance placed upon it. For the avoidance of doubt therefore, any reliance you place on such information without our consultation is at your own risk.

ATEB Compliance offers compliance and regulatory advice.

ATEB Suitability provides report writing software for the financial services market.

Our View

For information.

Action Required By You

  • Update links as required;
  • Check firm data and submit updates re Certified staff and other ‘Directory Persons’ as soon as possible, and no later than 31 March 2021.

About the Author

Technical Manager - Often referred to as the Oracle or the Sage, Alistair has a wealth of financial services experience. He is our go-to Technical Manager and enjoys nothing more than a complicated conundrum. Feel free to test his renowned knowledge by getting in touch.

Contact Us

Explore more articles in this category

Other articles that you might be interested in