Register an FSP
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 FSPR.
Those entities and individuals had to register as a financial service provider (FSP) by 1 December 2010 (or 31 March 2011 for financial advisers).
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 should register as an FSP, if they are providing a financial service.
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
Before you can apply for registration as an FSP, you should:
- Join an approved consumer dispute resolution scheme, if required.
- Log on as a registered user of the FSPR site. To use the FSPR and make your application you must be a registered user of this site.
Once you are a registered user you can start your application. Choose the application type you will require from these three options:
A step by step guide about how to register an individual financial service provider.
A step by step guide to registering a New Zealand registered entity as a financial service provider.
A step by step guide to registering another entity type (such as an unincorporated body) as a financial service provider.