FMA levies have changed

New Financial Markets Authority (FMA) levies came into force on 1 July 2022

The FMA levies on some of our smaller registers increased on 1 July, and this affects the total fees you need to pay on the following registers:

  • Friendly societies
  • Credit unions
  • Building societies

All fees are in New Zealand dollars (NZD) and exclude GST.


Fee up to
30 June 2022
excl GST

Fee from
1 July 2022
excl GST
Registering a friendly society or building society or incorporating a credit union $240.78 $245.13
Filing a financial statement under the Financial Market Conduct Act 2013 $240.22 $255.00
Filing an annual return for a friendly society, credit union or building society $58.17 $62.52

Levy changes for our other registers

On 1 July 2022 there were FMA levy increases affecting transactions on a number of our other registers. Read our related news items for the:

Background to these levy changes

The change is part of the Government’s plan to increase the FMA’s budget to help it fulfil its responsibilities as the financial markets’ regulator.

You can read more about the levy changes on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.

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