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Company convicted for abuse of the FSPR

The Financial Markets Authority has obtained a conviction against Morgan DeVere Corporate Finance Limited (Morgan DeVere) for falsely claiming it was registered on the Financial Services Providers Register (FSPR).

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High Court imposes first permanent prohibition under Companies Act

The High Court has permanently prohibited Lance Jack Ryan from being involved in the management of a company.

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Upcoming changes to how financial advice is regulated

The Government has passed new legislation that will change how financial advice is regulated in New Zealand.

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CERT NZ Advisory — Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

CERT NZ has received reports of different opportunistic online scams and attacks in the wake of the tragic events in Christchurch last week.

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Smart Investor is now live

Smart Investor is a new online tool that allows people to easily search and compare different investment options – everything from KiwiSaver to shares, bonds and other managed investment products.

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Updating a director’s ASIC details

Change a director’s Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) details including Australian Company Number (ACN), company name and addresses.

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Are you part of a charitable trust? Incorporated society? Or registered union?

Change is coming to these registers, and the website that currently hosts them (societies.govt.nz). So why not manage change before change manages you?

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Directors’ full names are required on the Companies Register

On the Companies Register, we require directors to provide their full name, as they appear on their passport or driver’s licence.

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Conviction for Ee Kuoh Lau

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 29 May 2018

View the conviction details at Companies Register
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Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts Registers – update your email!

If you, or your clients, have a presence on the current registers, it’s important to update your details now.

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NZ takes top spot for ease of doing business

New Zealand has taken the top spot in the World Bank’s annual ease of doing business ranking for the third year in a row.

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Conviction for Anatalea Andrew Lafaitele

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 30 May 2018

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Conviction for Belinda Aroha Molly Bennett

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 24 August 2018

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We’re making it easier for businesses to enter their Business Industry Code information

The Companies Office has updated the Business Industry Code (BIC) field to make it easier for you to input your BIC.

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The Limited Partnerships Registers have moved to a new system – find out what it means for you

We’ve moved the Limited Partnerships Registers (New Zealand & Overseas) to a new system to provide you with improved access and usability, and some new online services.

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Check out your online self this Cyber Smart Week

There’s a lot of news about cyber security at the moment. We’ve all seen stories of hackers intercepting emails to trick people out of money, and whole systems locked up for ransom.

View some simple actions to help protect your online self
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Proposed changes to how financial advice is regulated

The Government is currently progressing changes to how financial advice is regulated in New Zealand.

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TXTB4UBUY service decommissioned

The TXTB4UBUY service was decommissioned at 5pm on Friday 28 September and has been replaced by a new mobile-friendly search for motor vehicles from 1 October 2018.

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Conviction for Mark Anthony McCreath

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 25 July 2018.

View the conviction details at Companies Register
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Electronic signatures — avoiding rejection

The Companies Office accepts documents that are signed electronically. Make sure you follow our standards for using electronic signatures to avoid getting your documents rejected.

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Reducing the time you spend on annual returns

Following on from a successful pilot, we are now inviting all our customers to provide optional additional information as part of the annual return process.

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Conviction for Tere Junior Makita

Conviction obtained by the registrar of Companies on 25 May 2018

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Proposed changes to NZBN Primary Business Data

Small business Minister Stuart Nash on 8 May, 2018 announced the commencement of a public consultation on draft proposals to make the NZBN even better for Kiwi businesses.

Read about this public consultation at Companies Register
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Conviction for Fatai Tafilo

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 May 2018

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Business registers for the future

We’re developing our business registers to provide you with greater access, flexibility and opportunity.

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Conviction for Amandeep Singh

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, convicted and sentenced on 13 March 2018

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Conviction for Samuel Raymond North

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 1 March 2018.

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Conviction for David Blake

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 19 September 2017.

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Conviction for Lance Jack Ryan

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 19 September 2017.

View the conviction details at Companies Register
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Conviction for Jasmeet Kaur

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 4 September 2017

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Conviction for Navjot Singh

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 31 May 2017

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Conviction for Jamie Colin Somerville

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 26 July 2017

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Conviction for Raemon Michael Parkinson

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 18 July 2017

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Conviction for Yosef Chtouki

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 12 May 2016

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Conviction for Bryan Holmes

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 7 November 2016

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Conviction for Tania Mata Dixon

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 29 October 2015

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Conviction for Alan Charles Ferens

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 15 July 2016

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Conviction for Christopher Michael Andrews

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 2 December 2015

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Conviction for Dewa Nand

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 16 September 2016

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Conviction for Dhanshuk Amarsee

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 September 2015

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Conviction for Gillian Geraldine Boakes

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 26 May 2015

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Conviction for Armajit Singh Barring

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 30 April 2015

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Conviction for Gregory John Anderson

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 24 March 2015

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Conviction for Shane John Brady

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies on 8 October 2014

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Conviction for Nicola Mary James

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 28 August 2014

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Conviction for Edwin Francis Murray

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 28 August 2014

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Conviction for Robert Karl Block

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 24 June 2014

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Conviction for Keith John Madden

Conviction obtained by the Registrar of Companies, sentenced on 25 July 2014

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