Decision Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Decision Notice to Maguire Card Limited –

Maguire Card Limited – (“MCL”)


For the reasons set out below and under regulation 60(3) of the MLR, the Authority has
decided to cancel MCL’s Registration.


MCL failed to pay a charges due to the Authority. Therefore, the Authority may cancel
MCL’s Registration under the MLR in accordance with regulation 60(3)(a) of the MLR, on
the basis of the condition in regulation 59(1)(c)(iii) (which concerns the payment of
charges and to which regulation 60(3)(a) refers).


The definitions below are used in this Notice (and in the Annex):

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

“Annex 1 financial institution” has the meaning given in Regulation 55(2) of the MLR

“the Authority” means the Financial Conduct Authority;

“EG” means the Enforcement Guide;


“MCL” means Maguire Card Limited;

“MCL’s Registration” means the registration by the Authority for MCL as an Annex 1
financial institution under the MLR 2017;

“the MLR 2017” means the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds
(Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017; and

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


The statutory and regulatory provisions relevant to this Notice are set out in the Annex.


MCL was registered by the Authority on 3 September 2019 as an Annex 1 financial

MCL has failed to pay charges totalling £2681.00 owed to the Authority consisting of the
following invoices dated:

9 August 2022 for £1112.00 in respect charges for the period from 1 April 2022 to
31 March 2023 which had been due for payment by 8 September 2022;

18 August 2021 for £1050.00 in respect charges for the period from 1 April 2021 to
31 March 2023 which had been due for payment by 16 November 2021; and

30 September 2020 for £519.00 in respect charges for the period from 1 April 2020
to 31 March 2021 which had been due for payment by 29 December 2020.

MCL has also failed to respond adequately to the Authority’s repeated requests that it pay
the charges owed to the Authority.

By way of a Notice of Proposed Cancellation dated 24 November 2024, the Authority gave
notice to MCL that the Authority proposed to cancel MCL’s Registration. MCL was given the
opportunity to make representations to the Authority about the proposed action.

No representations have been received by the Authority from MCL by the date specified in
the Notice of Proposed Cancellation, and the charges referred to in paragraph 6 remain
unpaid. The Authority has therefore decided to cancel MCL’s Registration. The cancellation
of MCL’s Registration takes effect on 16 February 2024.


This Notice is given to MCL under Regulation 60(9)(b) of the MLR.

Decision maker

The decision which gave rise to the obligation to give this Notice was made by an Authority
staff member under executive procedures.


The Tribunal

MCL has the right to appeal the Authority’s decision to cancel MCL’s Registration to the
Tribunal. Under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3 to the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal)
Rules 2008, MCL has 28 days from the date on which this Notice is given to MCL to refer
the matter to the Tribunal.

An appeal to the Tribunal is made by way of a signed reference notice (Form FTC3) filed
with a copy of this Notice. The Tribunal’s contact details are: The Upper Tribunal, Tax and
Chancery Chamber, Fifth Floor, Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL (tel: 020
7612 9730; email:

For further information on the Tribunal, MCL should refer to the HM Courts and Tribunal
Service website. Guidance on making an appeal to the Tribunal and the relevant form to
complete (Form FTC3) can be accessed from the following link:

A copy of the Form FTC3 must also be sent to Misba Masood at the Financial Conduct
Authority, 12 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN at the same time as filing an appeal with
the Upper Tribunal.

Access to evidence

A schedule of the material upon which the Authority has relied in deciding to give MCL this
Notice is given with this Notice. If MCL requires copies of the material listed, it should
contact Misba Masood (see paragraph 18 below).

Confidentiality and publicity

This Notice may contain confidential information and should not be disclosed to a third
party (except for the purpose of obtaining advice on its contents).

The Authority may publish such information about the matter to which a Notice served
under Regulation 60(9) relates as it considers appropriate. The information published may
contain reference to the facts and matters contained in this Notice.

Authority Contacts

For more information concerning this matter generally, MCL should contact Misba Masood
at the Authority (direct line: 020 7066 0102).

Jeremy Parkinson
Executive Decision Maker

Decision made by an Authority member of staff under Executive Procedures



1. Regulation 55(1) of the MLR 2017 provides:

“The [Authority] may maintain a register of Annex I financial institutions.”

2. Regulation 55(6) of the MLR 2017 provides:

“The registers maintained by the registering authorities must include entries in
any equivalent registers maintained under regulation 32 of the Money Laundering
Regulations 2007 which were current immediately before the date that regulation
was revoked.”

3. Regulation 59(1) of the MLR 2017 provides:

“Subject to regulation 58, the registering authority may refuse to register an
applicant for registration in a register maintained under regulation 54 or 55 only

(c) the applicant has failed to pay […]

(ii) a charge imposed by the authority under Part 11”.

4. Regulation 60(3) of the MLR 2017 provides:

“The registering authority may […] cancel a person’s registration in a register
maintained by it under regulation 54 or 55 if, at any time after registration—

(a) it appears to the authority that any of paragraphs (a) to (e) of
regulation 59(1) apply;


5. Regulation 60(8) of the MLR 2017 provides:

“Where the FCA is minded to suspend or cancel a person’s registration it must
give that person notice—

(a) that it is so minded;

(b) if appropriate, the proposed period of the suspension;

(c) the reasons for being so minded; and

(d) the right to make representations to it within the period specified in
the notice (which must not be less than 28 days).”

6. Regulation 60(9) of the MLR 2017 provides:


“The FCA must then decide, within a reasonable period, whether to suspend or
cancel the person’s registration and it must give that person notice of—

(a) its decision not to be suspend or cancel the person’s registration; or

(b) the following matters-

i. the decision to suspend or cancel the person’s registration and,
subject to paragraph 10, the date from which the suspension or
cancellation takes effect;

ii. the period of the suspension;

iii. the reasons for its decision; and

iv. the right to appeal under regulation 93.”


7. The Authority’s policy in relation to exercising its enforcement powers is set out in EG, the
relevant provisions of which are summarised below.

8. EG 19.14.7 provides that, in relation to the MLR 2017, the Authority has decided to adopt
enforcement and decision making procedures, in relation to the use of its investigation and
sanctioning powers, broadly akin to those it has under the Act. The types of circumstances
in which the Authority will consider cancelling a firm’s Part 4A Permission under the Act
include non-payment of Authority fees or repeated failures to pay Authority fees except under
threat of Enforcement action (EG 8.5.2(5)).


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