On 11 September 2014, the PRA and FCA published a user friendly table on the process for becoming authorised as an insurer. This sets out the elements of the application process (broken down into the pre-application, application assessment and authorisation stages).  The key actions required of firms and the expectations of the UK regulator are also summarised. The FCA points out that the timing of each stage of the process depends upon the promptness and quality of the materials submitted to it.