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Becoming your own licensee can be a liberating experience for advisors. It ensures 100% alignment between you and your client, without having to meet the operational and commercial imperatives of an overarching licensee.

You control the service you want to offer and use the products and strategies you believe are the best fit to deliver that.

The process of getting your own Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) or Australian Credit Licence (ACL) can be seen as confusing and complex; is time consuming and littered with potential pitfalls.

My Dealer Services has been in business for over a decade and helped over 350 businesses nationwide get licensed.

We will guide you through the whole process from the initial planning, liaising with ASIC on your behalf and transitioning your clients to the new licence.

This is done by:

  • Assessing the current business model and structure of the applicant
  • Identification of educational qualifications and relevant experience of nominated responsible manager/s
  • Identification of licence authorisation requirements
  • Preparation of all core proofs as supplied to ASIC
  • Preparation of all additional and supporting proofs
  • Preparation of AFSL/ACL application and lodgement
  • Liaising with the applicant and ASIC throughout the assessment process
  • Assistance in the obtaining of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Transition of your business and clients to the new licence including all relevant documentation and plans

To find out more call Tom on 02 8004 7886 or click Let's Talk (below) and we will be in touch.


We’re incredibly thankful for all your help setting this licence up. It’s been a huge process and we largely have you to thank. We absolutely recommend you to anyone wanting to set up their licence; feel free to send people in our direction if you need us to chat with advisers thinking of using you guys. (2020)

Andrew Seton & Matthew Sherlock, Sherlock Group sherlock wealth logo

MDS guided us through the whole licensing process with great care and detail. We are now set up with our own AFSL, compliance framework and position to grow our business as we want. We look forward to our ongoing relationship as we develop as a group. (2021)

Intellect Wealth

"I value the relationship with Alex and I trust him with the advice he provides. There's a relationship there."

Steve Ballinger, Ballinger’s Financial Planning ballingers logo

"Excellent (licensing experience). Alex told me exactly what to expect. He completed within the estimated time frames and gave me the heads up all the way through. Very smooth, very happy."

Shane Lawler, Core Value FA core value logo small

"Compliance is absolutely vital to our business. MDS are my key compliance consultants and service providers. Meeting compliance standards, as required by ASIC and other authorities, is crucial to our existence. Their service is absolutely important and offers us comfort. I have seen the results of not paying attention to compliance."

Mark Raymond, YML Group yml logo

Become Self-Licensed

Start giving advice and running your business the way you want. 

Give us a call now on (02) 8004 7886, or start the conversation here...

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