About the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR)

The FSPR holds information about all financial service providers (FSPs) in business in NZ. Find out about how we maintain the integrity of the register, and how to contact us or complain about an FSP.

Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act

The Government has passed new legislation that changes how financial advice is regulated in New Zealand.

financial services legislation amendment act

What's happening, and when

The new financial advice regime will come into effect on 29 June 2020.

what's happening, and when

Who can give advice, and how

Anyone in the business of giving financial advice to retail clients will now need to be engaged by a ‘financial advice provider’, licensed by the Financial Markets Authority.

who can give advice, and how

What is changing for advisers

Under the new regime, the categories of Authorised Financial Advisers (AFAs), Registered Financial Advisers (RFAs) and Qualifying Financial Entities (QFEs) will be removed. Those providing financial advice will fall into new categories.

what is changing for advisers

What you need to do

What you need to do to prepare for the new regime depends on how you or your business wants to be structured.

what you need to do

How to apply for a transitional licence

Instructions for individuals and businesses looking to apply for a transitional licence.

how to apply for a transitional licence


The role of the FSPR

The FSPR is a register of people, businesses and organisations that provide financial services in NZ.

the role of the fspr


Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the FSPR and your online services account with us.

terms and conditions


Complaining about an FSP​

How to make a complaint about a financial service provider (FSP) and where to send it.

complaining about an fsp​


​Contact us

Find out how to contact us with an enquiry about the FSPR.

​contact us

Email us

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