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Paradigm to hold workshop of becoming directly authorised

Paradigm to hold workshop of becoming directly authorised

Paradigm is holding a free workshop in London to support those seeking directly authorised status.

The Direct Authorisation Transition workshop is designed to help firms move from appointed representative to directly authorised status, or support those new to the industry or within practices that intend to go on to set up their own firms.

The event will include presentations from Paradigm chief executive, Bob Hunt; head of protection, Mike Allison; mortgage technical director, Christine Newell; head of proposition, David Ryder; and compliance partner, Graeme Stewart.

Mr Hunt said: "Many advisers use the Christmas and New Year holiday period to ponder not just the year ahead but whether now might be the right time to change their regulatory status, to move away from a network arrangement, or to leave their firm and set out on their own.

"The pathway to DA for such individuals and firms can seem challenging but this free workshop is aimed at demystifying this journey, setting out the process, and very importantly showing the support that is available."

Taking place on the morning of January 24 at the Grange Holborn Hotel, the workshop will assist attendees by providing an insight into what is involved in the process, what is required, and the support that can be provided with the FCA application.

Attendance at the half-day event will be completely confidential and no third-party lenders, providers, networks or support service firms will be at the workshop.

Those interested in attending can register directly via

Paradigm plans to roll out similar events across the country throughout the rest of 2019.