Getting directly authorised has its rewards, but taking the first steps can be daunting.
There is a list of documentation that you have to submit with your application and yet another list of items which must be in place. TheGIC can check and provide the basis for all of these systems. TheGIC will then process your application for you dealing directly with the FCA where possible and taking you through the process step by step.
TheGIC has a track record of successful new applications in optimal timeframes and can help you avoid pitfalls with the benefit of long experience in dealing with regulatory matters.