Building Societies Register

Building societies incorporated under the Building Societies Act 1965

List of help guides

  • Law changes to help building societies comply with their rules

    Legislation passed in response to COVID-19 giving building societies relief from certain obligations in their rules, and making it possible for them to use electronic means, expired on 31 March 2021.

  • About building societies

    A building society is a mutual organisation that's owned by and offers financial services to its members.​

  • Updating rules and details

    You need to advise us of changes to your rules, directors, manager, secretary or registered office.​

  • Filing requirements

    Find out how to file annual returns and financial statements, or change your annual return filing month.​

  • Cancelling a registration

    There are 4 situations that can result in a building society’s registration being cancelled.

  • Fees

    Find the fees for registration, annual returns and lodging financial statements.

News and notices

New GM takes charge of registers

Sanjai Raj has been appointed General Manager of the newly formed Market Integrity branch of MBIE, taking over as Registrar of our business registers from Ross van der Schyff.

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