Firms and individuals must apply to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for authorisation to carry out any of the activities that we regulate. There are also certain changes that they must either apply to or notify us about.

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 requires us to make authorisation decisions within set timeframes. We publish an annual update of our performance against the deadlines:

PDF Authorisations performance 2016/2017

Update 28 March: Alongside the Bank’s News Release, we published:

Information on the authorisation process, including how to apply, can be found on the New firm authorisations page.

This page was last updated 23 April 2018
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