Firms risk entering a pathway that could lead to having their regulatory permissions removed if the information is not completed correctly.
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has been informed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that more than 2,800 firms are yet to submit their Directory Persons information.
AMI has warned that firms risk a fine if they do not provide the data in the next seven days, and risk entering a pathway that could lead to having their regulatory permissions removed if the information is not completed correctly.
Robert Sinclair (pictured), chief executive of AMI, said: “There appears to be a significant number of investment and mortgage advice firms that have not advised the FCA of the requested adviser details by the end of March as required.
"The FCA has written to all those firms giving them a short time to rectify the position. AMI has written to all its member firms and are providing support to ensure they are all compliant.
"Firms who are not members should take urgent action if they get an E-Mail from the FCA regarding the Directory and not ignore it as the implications are serious.”