If you wish to appoint an authorised representative, you will need to have a written agreement in place to comply with FCA regulations.

We draft and negotiate authorised representative agreements.

Authorised representatives need to understand and comply with the regulatory requirements specific to their principals line of business and as set out in the agreement between the authorised representative and the principal. If you are an authorised representative and want to conduct any regulated activities outside of this scope, you must become authorised in your own right. We can organise this for you.

Detailed agreements

Our authorised representative agreements include the information needed to set out the duties and responsibilities of the representative, and to make sure they are compliant with FCA regulations.

Where appropriate, we will include the following clauses:

  • a description of the products the authorised representative will sell or arrange on your behalf;
  • the advice they are permitted to give to customers;
  • the delivery of the six ‘treating customers fairly‘ outcomes;
  • dispute resolution clause; and
  • the territory assigned to the representative.

Authorised representative agreements can be complex. However, our expert solicitors will ensure you fully understand the legalities involved and draft agreements in plain English.

To discuss how we can assist you with authorised representative agreements, please call our London office on 0203 670 5540 to make an appointment.