Need help understanding the new financial regime?

New legislation changes how financial advice will be regulated in New Zealand. Find out more information on what you need to do to get you or your business ready.

Searching the FSPR

Search for information about registered financial service providers (FSPs), including the services they provide and their location.

Who must register as an FSP

Find out who must, who doesn't have to, who can't and who's exempt from registering on the FSPR.

Annual confirmation

To remain registered as an FSP, every year you must confirm your FSP's details and services. Find out how to file your confirmation online or change the month you do it.

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

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:

FMA opens consultation on standard conditions for full licensing for financial advice

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has opened consultation on the proposed full licence standard conditions for Financial Advice Providers, as part of the new financial advice regime. The consultation is open until Friday, 7 August 2020.

Primary Register: Financial Service Providers Register Published:

We’re accepting ‘remote’ declarations during COVID-19

In response to the need for physical distancing during COVID-19, the Companies Office will, as a temporary measure, accept statutory declarations that meet the requirements of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 but are taken by alternative means.

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