FCA updates on change in control delays

FCA is still suffering significant delays in allocating case officers for CiC notifications. It has recruited more staff but there is still around 6 weeks between submission of an application and allocation to a case officer.  Thereafter, the case officer will confirm whether the application is complete as soon as possible.  However, FCA has reminded applicants that:

  • it is a criminal offence to acquire or change control before approval (unless the statutory assessment period has ended); and
  • that many applications it gets are incomplete

Emma Radmore