Following a thorough and involved process spanning over several months, the FastPay team is pleased to announce that we have been approved by the FCA as a Payment Services Provider.

Our managing director, Henry Kornbluth commented on this positive news:

“FastPay’s FCA authorisation is a positive step forward to further our aim of providing our clients with the high levels of service we continuously strive to achieve. This, coupled with a strong appetite from our ever-increasing client base, means we are well positioned for growth in 2022 and beyond.”

What Does FCA Authorisation Mean?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) works with over 56,000 businesses and is an independent UK regulatory body for financial services providers.

When authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, a company and their information will appear on the Financial Services Register.

This public record together with the applicable regulatory rules governing our conduct, helps to ensures that the three core aims of the FCA can be upheld:

  • Protect consumers
  • Protect and enhance the integrity of financial markets
  • Promote competition in the interest of consumers

How Does FCA Authorisation Benefit FastPay Customers?

Passing over the responsibility of handling merchant payments can seem like a daunting prospect for some businesses. However, now FastPay is FCA approved, there should be an additional layer of trust to reassure our customers.

There are various ways in which FastPay’s client base will benefit from our recent FCA authorisation, such as: The opportunity to file a complaint with a financial service provider and know that you will obtain a response and a resolution thanks to FCA policies – As well as the ability to rest easy knowing that FastPay is adhering to strict guidelines and processes to keep your money safe.

Additional FastPay Certifications and Approvals

In addition to our recent FCA authorisation, FastPay also maintains a number of other certifications and approvals including:

Set Up your Secure Direct Debit with an FCA Authorised Provider

FastPay is trusted by a wealth of businesses across the UK to handle their Direct Debit solutions, making payment services hassle free.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with a member of our customer service team online or by calling 0161 737 5290.

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