New financial advice regime from 15 March 2021

New legislation is changing how financial advice will be regulated in New Zealand. At the same time, we're updating the register to support the new regime.

Annual confirmation

If you have an annual confirmation due to be filed, you’ll now need to wait until after 15 March 2021.

Fees and levies

Find out the fees and levies financial service providers (FSPs) pay for online transactions and to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

News and notices

We’re making changes to the Financial Service Providers Register

On 15 March 2021, we’re updating the FSPR, and you’ll notice some changes to the register.

Primary Register: Financial Service Providers Register Published:

New GM takes charge of registers

Sanjai Raj has been appointed General Manager of the newly formed Market Integrity branch of MBIE, taking over as Registrar of our business registers from Ross van der Schyff.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Start date for the new financial advice regime confirmed

The Government has confirmed that the new financial advice regulatory regime set out in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into force on 15 March 2021.

Primary Register: Financial Service Providers Register Published: