The FCA has highlighted the potential risks that arise from authorised firms accepting business from unauthorised introducers, lead generators and other authorised firms on its website. The FCA is concerned about an increase in the number of cases it is seeing where authorised firms have inadequate input or control over the advice that they are ultimately responsible for, which is being provided by introducers. The FCA is also concerned about the delegation of regulated activities by authorised firms and makes it clear that firms must maintain full and complete ownership of the advisory process and cannot avoid liability or regulatory action either for unsuitable advice, or for the lack of advice. The FCA also makes it clear that firms should only delegate the performance of regulated activities to other authorised firms that have the required permissions or who are the firm's appointed representatives, with appropriate monitoring.