Applicants applying to be licensed must read the minimum criteria for licensing set out in Schedule 1 to the Law.
Personal fiduciary licence application pack
The licence application pack must contain:
Application form and supporting documentation: The application form must be fully completed, signed and dated by the applicant and submitted together with all of the supporting documentation requested in the form;
We will assess and review the application pack and inform the applicant, or its professional advisers, of any matters requiring expansion or clarification. Once all queries have been satisfied, the application will be referred to a decision-maker. A formal response will follow decision-making.
Within 7 calendar days of receipt of the application pack we will advise if the submission is complete or requires further expansion and clarification. We aim to grant or refuse a licence within 28 calendar days of receipt of a fully completed application pack.
The response time may be advanced or substantially delayed depending on the quality of the application pack.
We will send a written response detailing any matters that require expansion or clarification to enable the application to be referred to a decision-maker.
Successful applicants will be issued with a licence certificate.
Any conditions which may be imposed on the licence will be scheduled in a covering letter. Conditions will have been discussed with applicants in advance.
Upon licensing, the annual licence fee becomes due, which is reduced pro rata in the first year: an invoice will be sent with the licence.