Becoming Directly Authorised

Take control with Compliance First by your side

As a Member of a network you might be considering if direct authorisation is the right option for you. With so much to think about the prospect of becoming directly authorised can be overwhelming – but there is a way to get the best of both worlds.

At Compliance First we've worked with our Clients to develop a formula that gives you complete control of your business as a directly authorised firm, whilst receiving the compliance and business support of a professional and proficient organisation, supporting you in every aspect of your business. As consultants we don't interfere in the way you run your business, we ensure you have access to all the advice, tools and resources you need to be compliant and successful.

Our Business Development team will assist you in completing your FCA application to the highest specification ensuring the process is as smooth as possible. You can use our online tracking facility to monitor the status of your application and contact your Applications Manager at any time to discuss the progress of your application.

To find out if direct authorisation is suitable for you contact one of our experienced team for an informal chat on 0141 433 8214.


As a new Client, I was continually on the phone to the technical section asking for help and advice on many subjects and wanted to tell you how extremely helpful both Julie Reffin and Janis Tas have been. Nothing is too much trouble and they always come back quickly with the right answer to my query.

I am very, very pleased with the service I continue to receive from Compliance First and I am glad that they are a part of my business.

John F Amey Dip FA CeMAP CeLTM CeRER
Cavendish Financial Advice Ltd

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