17The fees for funds8 reflect the estimated costs to the FCA of assessing applications and notifications. The level of fees payable in respect of an application or a notification will vary depending upon the provision of the Act under which it is made. This fee is adjusted when the scheme concerned is an umbrella.8
Fees for applications and notifications16 under the Payment Services Regulations are set out in FEES 3 Annex 8R . The fee depends on the type of payment services a firm wishes to provide and whether it will be a small payment institution or an authorised payment institution. The fee may also depend on the number of agents it has.4
These fees are charged under regulation 21 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations11 and regulation 18 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations.11
12Application fees for authorisation under regulation 7 of the DRS Regulations, and for operators of trading venues seeking verification of their compliance with Title V of MiFID14 under regulation 8 of the DRS Regulations and for variation of an authorisation under regulation 12 of the DRS Regulations are set out in the table at FEES 3.2.7R.
A potential applicant for Part 4A permission1715has the opportunity to discuss its proposed application 15with the 9FCA before submitting it formally.2 If an applicant for Part 4A permission1715does so, the 9FCA will be able to use that dialogue to make an initial assessment of the fee categorisation and therefore indicate the authorisation fee that should be paid.171717922171717179