Applying for Variation of Permission (VoP)

A VoP is required when an authorised firm is looking to make a significant change to its business and its assigned permissions. Firms can apply for a VoP for a number of reasons. Three examples include:

  • the start of a new business line,
  • starting a new regulatory activity, or,
  • adding a new product or client type to your business line e.g. professional or retail clients.

If any of the aforementioned changes are occurring in your business, we can help you to review your current permissions and decide the best route for you.

Additionally, if your firm is regulated or dual-regulated and you want to be able to accept deposits, effect contracts of insurance, or carry out a contract of insurance, this would require a VoP application through the PRA. 

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How can we support you?

Our wide range of expertise provides us with a more informed understanding of the FCA than our competitors, ensuring that we offer our clients solutions that are most appropriate to their needs.

We will tailor our service to meet your needs and help you put together a successful VoP application ready for submission it to the regulator. We are on hand to support you with any questions that you may receive as a result of the application and can work with you every step of the way. If you are looking for support with an upcoming VoP or are require assistance with a VoP which is currently in progress, we would be happy to hear from you.

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The sectors we work with...

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    Wholesale Investment Firms

    Our large team of wholesale industry experts work with clients including hedge fund managers, private markets firms, brokers and corporate finance firms.

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    Capital Markets

    Our Capital Markets team use their experienced regulatory knowledge to help asset managers and broker dealers with a full service offering over a large spectrum of regulatory issues.

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    Wealth Management

    Cosegic’s experienced Wealth Management team can help you interpret the regulations, using our in-depth knowledge to simplify complex regulations.

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    Payment Services & Cryptoassets

    Our industry leading team know the regulatory landscape inside out, with our experience extending from traditional and challenger banks, authorised e-money and payment institutions through to fintechs and cryptoassets.

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    Consumer Credit

    We have successfully managed over 800 FCA applications for credit firms and currently have over 350 credit clients benefitting from our ongoing support.

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    Insurance, Mortgages & Claims

    Whether you are looking for support in the insurance, mortgages, claims management or funeral planning space, our dedicated team of ex-regulators and industry practitioners are here to support you.


Why choose Cosegic?

Our 360 degree perspective of regulatory affairs


Our 360 degree perspective of regulatory affairs

Our wide range of financial sector experts come together on a regular basis to discuss their interactions with the FCA and the regulatory trends that they are seeing, providing us with a more informed understanding of the FCA than our competitors.

Direct, proportionate advice


Direct, proportionate advice

Our unique perspective means we really do have our fingers on the pulse of regulation, which helps us to ensure that the advice we offer is practical, helpful and directly proportionate to our clients’ needs.

Our understanding of the role of compliance in firms


Our understanding of the role of compliance in firms

We have watched the evolution of compliance over the past twenty years and understand that compliance must now become a core part of how financial services carry out their businesses in order for them to be successful.

Compliance confidence for visionary growth


Compliance confidence for visionary growth

In recognising this, our services have been built in a way that can help you navigate regulation ensuring you will keep your vision and objectives intact. Our breadth of experience allows us to balance your business objectives with your compliance requirements.

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