Final Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice to First Choice Auto Limited


For the reasons set out in this Final Notice, the Authority hereby takes the following
action against FCAL.

The Authority issued the Decision Notice to FCAL which notified it that for the
reasons given below and pursuant to section 55J of the Act, the Authority had
decided to cancel FCAL’s Part 4A permission.

FCAL has not referred the matter to the Tribunal within 28 days of the date on
which the Decision Notice was issued to it.

Accordingly, the Authority has today cancelled FCAL’s Part 4A permission.


The definitions below are used in this Final Notice:

“the Act” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

“the Authority” means the Financial Conduct Authority;

“the Decision Notice” means the Decision Notice issued to FCAL dated 24 August

“EDM” means an Enforcement Executive Decision Maker of the Authority;

“the Effective Supervision Threshold Condition” means the Threshold Condition
set out in paragraph 2C of Schedule 6 to the Act;

“FCAL” means First Choice Auto Limited;

“FCAL’s Part 4A permission” means the permission granted by the Authority
to First Choice Auto Limited pursuant to Part 4A of the Act;

“the Threshold Conditions” means the threshold conditions set out in Schedule 6
to the Act;

“the Tribunal” means the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber); and

“the Warning Notice” means the Warning Notice issued to FCAL on 28 July 2022.


On the basis of the facts and matters and conclusions described in the Warning
Notice and in the Decision Notice, it appears to the Authority that FCAL is failing to
satisfy the Effective Supervision Threshold Condition, because the Authority has no
means by which it can communicate with FCAL regarding regulatory matters. As a
result, the Authority does not consider it is likely that the Authority will receive
adequate information from FCAL to enable the Authority to determine whether FCAL
is complying with the requirements and standards of the regulatory system and to
identify and assess the impact on the Authority’s statutory objectives.

FCAL has failed to respond to the Authority’s information requirements and
attempts to communicate, being uncontactable. FCAL is therefore not capable of
being effectively supervised by the Authority and is failing to satisfy the Threshold
Condition in relation to the regulated activities for which it was granted a Part 4A


The decision which gave rise to the obligation to give this Final Notice was made
by an Enforcement Decision Maker of the Authority.


This Final Notice is given to FCAL in accordance with section 390(1) of the Act.

The Authority must publish such information about the matter to which this Final
Notice relates as the Authority considers appropriate. However, the Authority may

not publish information if such publication would, in the opinion of the Authority,
be unfair to FCAL or prejudicial to the interest of consumers.

For more information concerning this matter generally, please contact Antonella
Pavone at the Authority (direct line: 020 7066 5222).


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