finPOWER Newsletter 29 November 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Last day for financial service providers to register

A person, business, or organisation providing financial services in or from New Zealand must be registered on the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) before 1 December 2010 (except for financial advisers who have until 31 March 2011 to be registered.)

Financial services range across consumer loans and credit, money management and investment advice, bank services, broking services, currency exchange and money transfers, insurance – the list goes on. If you deal with money or investments, you probably need to register.

Registration process

Before you can begin your online application to register as a financial service provider, you will need an igovt logon and user account These will enable you to access our online services. If you already have an igovt logon you can link it to your new FSPR account.

The Companies Office have created some training guides in their Resources section to help you through the registration process. You’ll also find some flowcharts about how the process, including authorisation, works.

Submit your application now to ensure your registration is completed on time.

Still have questions?

Ask the Companies Office online or phone them on 0508 377 746 (0508) FSPO INFO).