We’ve found that very often when an established finance broker, or for that matter a prospective broker, first makes contact with us it is because they want to find out more about how they can become FCA compliant.  The majority of enquirers are immediately impressed to learn that our compliance support ensures they can very quickly become properly authorised.  What impresses them even more, however, is the total support broker package that we provide to all our franchisees who operate as Appointed Representatives (ARs).

The AFSUK Group of Companies obtained Principal Status at the beginning of 2015.  That means, quite simply, that as an AR our broker network members are all fully FCA compliant.  They don’t have to lose their own brand identity, nor do they have to compromise their independence. It is simply that as an AFSUK franchisee AR they enjoy full FCA compliance support without any need for the huge expenditure or the extensive delays that are part of the direct authorisation process.

In other words if you are a commercial finance broker, or if you are contemplating setting up your own broker business, you can now become FCA compliant in just a matter of days.

Actually, having full FCA compliance support is only one of the many broker benefits that you enjoy as an AR, because there are lots of others that will help you operate and grow your business more effectively.

Broker in a Box

We call our support package Broker in a Box because we’ve put in place everything you need to help you to operate your business with maximum efficiency.

You can read all about this unique support package by clicking on Broker in a Box.  You will see a full list of all the support services we provide, that include IT assistance, on-line support to help you resolve any problems you may encounter, state of the art calculation and quotation systems, professional tools including Indemnity Insurance for your business, full records and data back-up … plus lots more, including regular training events and CPD expos.

Britain’s Biggest Funding Panel

Now if that is not enough, all our franchisee AR brokers enjoy exclusive access to what is without doubt the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive panel of funders.

This unique lending source currently stands at over 200 funders – including High Street and specialist market lending sources.  It means that you have direct access to an unrivalled number of funding facilities. This enables you to tailor the kind of unbeatable finance solutions for your clients that without this facility you would find impossible to provide.

So don’t wait.  Contact us now and find out how you can become a franchisee and how our Broker in a Box and compliance support package will help you and your broker business flourish.  You can call us on 01254 958777. You can also email: enquiries@afsuk.com or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.


AFS Group, Asset Finance Solutions & AFS Compliance
  • Greenbank Court, Challenge Way, Greenbank Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 5QB
  • Tel: 01254 958777
Synergy Commercial Finance
  • Lindum Business Park, York Road, Elvington, York YO41 4XR
  • Tel: 01904 481786