FCA launches new online fees portal
On 12 April 2021, the FCA is launching a new online invoicing portal for users to access their invoices and arrange payment of their fees. Firms should continue using the existing invoicing online portal for now. The existing portal will no longer be available after 31 March 2021. There will be no portal available until the new portal launches on 12 April 2021.
Users will access the online portal using their Connect log in details after launch. Connect is the FCA’s online system that users can use to submit applications and notifications.
Users will not be able to view or download invoices paid before 31 March 2021 in the new portal, so are encouraged to download these ahead of April. Users that currently receive a soft copy of their invoice with their invoice notification will continue to do so.
The change is part of the FCA’s wider data strategy and upgrade of its internal finance systems to help ensure it is responding to how firms are using new technology and data and to look at how it can apply this to its own systems and improve its efficiency and effectiveness.