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Register an FSP

Background

Entities and individuals who:

  • live or have a place of business in New Zealand; and
  • are in the business of providing financial services (in NZ or overseas)

must register to provide that particular financial service on the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR).

 

The meaning of 'Financial service' for the purpose of registration can be found in section 5 of the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008. 

 

Any individuals, companies and other entity types that provide a financial service should register as an FSP.

Some people will be exempt from registering, such as lawyers, chartered accountants, tax agents, or real estate agents who only provide a financial service in the ordinary course of their business, or a non-profit organisation providing free financial services. 

 

Before applying for registration

[icon] Important note.

Please check that there is no existing registration for the FSP you are trying to register. If you are unsure, please search the register before you start your registration.

 

To use the FSPR and make your application you must be logged onto the site as a registered user.

 

Once you are a registered user you can start your application.  Choose your application type from these three options:

Registering an individual as an FSP

A step-by-step guide to registering an individual financial service provider.

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Registering a New Zealand registered entity as an FSP

A step-by-step guide to registering a New Zealand registered entity as a financial service provider.

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Registering any other entity or body as an FSP

A step-by-step guide to registering another entity type (such as an unincorporated body) as a financial service provider.

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