Reregistering a financial service provider (FSP)

Who can reregister and how to apply

If your financial service provider (FSP) has been deregistered, you can in certain circumstances apply to have it reregistered. There's no fee for reregistration, but you must apply within 60 days of being deregistered.

Who can reregister

You can only reregister if your FSP:

  • was still in the business of providing a financial service when it was deregistered, or
  • was deregistered because you didn't pay fees that were due and we're now satisfied that these have been paid.

Before you apply

Before you apply to reregister, you must pay any overdue fees. We can't accept your application if you haven't paid them.

How to apply

To request reregistration to the register, please complete and submit our request form.

Request reregistration of an FSP

While you won’t be required to log in to complete this request, you must have the following:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an online services account with the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR)
  • authority to act for your FSP.

What happens next

We’ll consider your request for reregistration and email you the outcome.

If we accept your request for reregistration we’ll notify:

  • you
  • any authorities you were previously licensed by to provide financial services — that is, the FMA or the Reserve Bank
  • the dispute resolution scheme (DRS) you belong to, if applicable, and
  • the public, by placing a notice of reregistration against your FSP on the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR).

Filing annual confirmations

You must file an annual confirmation within 20 working days if:

  • you were deregistered because we considered you were no longer carrying on business, and
  • you had failed to file an annual confirmation.

All help topics

Getting started on the register 4 guides

A new financial advice regime came into effect on 15 March 2021 which also brought about changes to the Financial Service Providers Register.

Registering a financial service provider (FSP) 9 guides

Dispute resolution schemes (DRSs) 2 guides

If you provide financial services to retail clients, you must join a DRS within 10 working days of registering and keep your membership details up to date on the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR).

Providing licensed or certified services 5 guides

Filing an annual confirmation 3 guides

To remain registered as a financial service provider (FSP) you must confirm your FSP's details and services each year. Find out how to file your confirmation online, or to change the month you do it

Managing your registration as a financial service provider (FSP) 6 guides

Deregistration and reregistration 3 guides

You can voluntarily deregister a financial service provider (FSP), or it may be deregistered by the Registrar. In some circumstances you can object to a deregistration, or apply to have the FSP reregistered.

Paying fees and levies 3 guides

If you're a financial service provider (FSP), you pay fees for some transactions, including registration. You also pay levies to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). There are several ways to pay.

Managing your online services account 6 guides

Your FSPR online services account allows you to keep your FSP's contact and payment details up to date. From your account dashboard you can view and manage outstanding applications and tasks.