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Protect cash flow - spread the cost of FCA Top Up fees

Brokers / 14th March

As the FCA sends out Top Up fee invoices to qualifying regulated firms, Premium Credit is offering businesses a finance facility to spread the cost over convenient monthly repayments rather than having to pay in one lump sum.

The FCA issues two invoices per year where total fees exceed £50,000 in the previous year, invoicing 50% of that fee payable by 1st April, creating an additional cost for regulated firms in this category. Effective use of finance can be an efficient way for businesses to meet this cost.

As a specialist lender, Premium Credit has provided a finance option to meet FCA fees for over 15 years and expects ongoing demand as firms look to preserve cash flow amongst the economic challenges created by high rates of inflation, the cost-of-living crisis, international conflict, and the ongoing effects of Brexit. Paying the cost of fees via an instalment facility allows firms to spend precious cash reserves in other business critical areas with repayments typically made over 10 months.

Premium Credit’s payment solutions cover the cost of FCA fees and any additional top up fees and are designed to give firms greater control over cash-flow, giving them an alternative payment method and allowing their cash reserves to work more effectively and to better meet their current business needs.

It’s a simple digital application process. With years of significant investment in technology the whole customer journey is a smooth, seamless process with Premium Credit undertaking the bulk of the administration.

Premium Credit advises that it’s important to act in a timely way, so firms can consider the best fee payment options and avoid a financial penalty for any late response.