On 27 July 2023, the FCA published a new webpage: Changes to application forms accessed via connect.

The webpage provides that, the FCA is reviewing and updating authorisations application forms to:

  • Make it quicker and easier for firms to apply to the FCA for authorisation.
  • Help the FCA capture the information it needs.

The first new form the FCA will be releasing will be Form A – one of the longest and most common forms, used for Senior Management Functions and Controlled Functions applications.

The new Form A will be launched in the coming months and will be accessible via Connect.