1. Compliance
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  3. Licensed derivatives issuers

Licensed derivatives issuers

The FMA has issued new derivatives issuer licences and some former futures dealers are now treated as holding a transitional derivatives issuer licence.

Until 28 February 2015, the requirement to be licensed does not apply to entities that have applied for a derivatives issuer licence until a decision has been made on the application. If a derivatives issuer you are dealing with is not licensed you may wish to confirm whether or not they have applied for a licence and ask them to advise you of the outcome of that application in due course.

New derivatives issuer licences

FSP No.

Company Name

Trading Name

Authorised body*

FSP36405 ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited    
FSP29003 ASB Bank Limited Bankdirect  
FSP25101 Bank of New Zealand Bank of New Zealand  
FSP43662 Centurion Finance Limited Fx International Payments, American Express  
FSP41187 CMC Markets NZ Limited    
FSP16781 Direct FX Limited    
FSP461386 EncoreFX (NZ) Limited   EncoreFX Inc.
FSP69401 FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation (NZ) Limited   FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation
FSP4041 Forex Limited Forex Limited  
FSP414426 BL Global Markets Limited    
FSP146605  Halifax New Zealand Limited Halifax New Zealand, Strategic Capital Management Halifax Investment Services Limited
FSP94961 HiFX Limited Hifx Limited, Currency Online  
FSP18923 IG Markets Limited IG, IG Markets  
FSP19941 Kiwibank Limited    
FSP1762 KVB Kunlun New Zealand Limited KVB Kunlun New Zealand Limited  
FSP197465 MahiFX Limited MFX Compass, MahiFX  
FSP15922 OM Financial Limited Omfinancial Limited  
FSP28944 Pacific Financial Derivatives Limited PFD-NZ  
FSP486026 Plus500AU Pty Ltd Plus500au Pty Ltd  
FSP168204 Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd Western Union Business Solutions  
FSP36250 Westpac Banking Corporation Westpac Banking Corporation  

*An authorised body is a related body corporate that has been authorised by FMA to provide a service covered by the licence.

You can find out further details including the licensee’s business address, name of their independent dispute resolution scheme and the conditions that their licence is subject to on the Financial Service Providers Register.