Managing your annual confirmation

What you need to know before you file a confirmation

You must confirm your registration as a financial service provider (FSP) every year in the month you chose when you registered. You confirm that details of your FSP are correct, and that you're still in business and legally able to operate as an FSP. It's not a new registration.

Why you need to file an annual confirmation

If you don't file an annual confirmation, we may assume that you're no longer in the business of providing a financial service and deregister you.

When to file an annual confirmation

When you register as an FSP, you nominate the month you want to file your annual confirmation. You must confirm or update the information we hold about you as an FSP every year in the month you chose when you registered.

You can change the month you provide your annual confirmation at any time, as long as it is not already overdue.

Reminder emails

On the first day of the month that your annual confirmation is due, we create a link in your My unfinished business section of your dashboard and email you a reminder. We send a further reminder in the third week of the month. If you still haven't filed your annual confirmation, at the beginning of the next month, we send a final reminder to say that it's overdue.

These reminders are sent to the email address provided as the address for communication on your registration and to those people with authority to update your registration.

Filing your first annual confirmation

Your first annual confirmation for an FSP is not due until the calendar year following registration. For example, if your FSP was registered in 2017, its first annual confirmation is not due until 2018 in the month you nominated.

Who can file an annual confirmation

To file an annual confirmation online, you must have an online services account for the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) and have authority to file the confirmation on behalf of your FSP.

Fees and levies for an annual confirmation

It costs $75 (plus GST) to file an annual confirmation. Depending on the services your FSP provides, you also pay levies that we collect and pass on to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

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