Association of Professional Compliance Consultants

The body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK.

The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

API Compliance Limited

API Compliance is a regulatory compliance consultancy for companies operating – or looking to operate – in the payments industry.

With many years of experience in the global payments market, we can handle all of your company’s needs, including:

  • Small Payment Institution (SPI licence)
  • Authorised Payment Institution (API licence)
  • Upgrading your firm from SPI to API status
  • Passporting your licence to other EU jurisdictions (API firms only)
  • Providing banking introductions
  • Business procedures analysis and development
  • AML and regulatory audit, which is often required by banks and payment correspondents

Can API Compliance help with overseas applications?

We can also provide licencing support for:

  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • Switzerland (Polyreg)
  • Hong Kong

Our service

We charge on a flat-fee basis for all licences and will work closely with you to ensure your project specification is well-defined, with a clear time scale for key milestones and completion.  You can follow the progress of your projects online via our web portal.

All licencing quotes include unlimited follow-up with the regulator until your licence is granted.

If you would like to discuss your business’ options, including assessing your firm’s readiness for its licencing application please get in touch.

API Compliance
49 Queen Victoria Street, London
T: 02034413466
Services Offered
  • Advice pre regulatory risk assessment or supervision visit
  • Authorisation -FCA
  • Client Assets
  • Complaints Handling
  • Compliance advice
  • Compliance Support
  • Compliance Training
  • Contracting/Interim
  • Documentation
  • Due Diligence
  • Enforcement Action - AML and Payment Services
  • Expert Witness - AML and Payment Services
  • File Review
  • Governance
  • Information Security/Data Protection (GDPR)
  • Money Laundering/Financial Crime Advice and Reviews
  • Passporting/International Compliance
  • Payments Services Registration and Compliance
  • Regulatory Capital/Solvency
  • Regulatory Returns Assistance
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Risk Management
Firms Served
  • Electronic Money Issuers
  • Fintech / Regtech
  • Money Service Businesses
  • Payments Services Institutions
  • System Providers
  • Third Party Product Providers
Upcoming Events
  1. IFPR Working Group

    November 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. APCC Board Meeting

    December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. APCC / FCA Principal AR Intro Meeting

    December 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
  4. APCC Culture Working Group

    December 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Combined DB Transfer and Best Practice Working Group

    December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm