Registering an FSP
Everyone who provides, or offers to provide, a financial service in New Zealand must have registered as a financial service provider 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 as a necessary incident of their practice, or a non-profit organisation providing free financial services.
Before applying for registration
Before you can apply for registration as an FSP, you should 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 have your logon and account set up, then you can start your application as: