Qualifying financial entities (QFEs) are companies or organisations that are registered on the Financial Service Providers Register and have been granted QFE status.
An organisation that employs a number of financial advisers may want to become a QFE.
To become a QFE, a business must undertake a number of duties. Find out more here.
To be authorised to provide a personalised DIMS service you must first meet the prescribed eligibility criteria.
Putting investor interests first is at the heart of raising the standards of how financial advice is conducted.
QFE advisers are employees or nominated representatives of Qualifying Financial Entities (QFEs). Find out more about what products they can sell and their obligations here.
See the current list of businesses who have QFE status.
Read how the FMC Act provides for fair dealing in relation to financial products and services and sets out minimum compliance standards of behaviour for people operating in the financial markets.
Our work focuses on the QFE's capacity to ensure compliance by its advisers. The current focus for QFE monitoring will be on 4 key areas.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT Act) 2009 and its Regulations place obligations on New Zealand’s financial institutions to detect and deter money laundering and terrorism financing. Find out how it affects you.
5 May 2017
Media release MR No. 2017 – 158 May 2017 The FMA is working with ANZ to see if behavioural insights can prompt more ANZ KiwiSaver members to get retirement advice, or use retirement-planning tools when they hit 56 years old. The aim of this behavioural insights pilot is to examine if adjusting communications sent to ANZ KiwiSaver members aged 56, and users of their ‘lifetimes’ investment approach, results in more members checking they are on track...
20 February 2017
Media release MR No. 2017 – 05 20 February 2017 The Conduct Outcomes Report 2016 highlights the key issues and actions from the FMA’s enforcement, supervision and preventative activities for the financial year July 2015 to June 2016. Previously published as the Investigations and Enforcement Report, this report shows how the FMA has made use of the broad range of conduct regulation powers available under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. Key ac...
15 February 2017
Media Release MR No. 2017 – 04 15 February 2017 Today the Financial Markets Authority published its updated Strategic Risk Outlook (SRO). This is a foundation FMA document and sets out how the regulator identifies and prioritises the key risks to its overall objective of fair, efficient and transparent markets. In 2014, the FMA established seven strategic priorities to address the main risks and potential harms to financial markets. Those priorities an...
8 March 2017
We are seeking feedback on our KiwiSaver advice guidance note.
This guidance note is for providers advising on KiwiSaver products and will replace our 2012 Guidance Note: Sale and Distribution of KiwiSaver. We are replacing this guidance to recognise feedback that our 2012 approach resulted in some people not getting the help they needed, as firms saw it as risky to provide advice. This revised guidance is intended to change that situation, by encouraging advisers and financial firms to help people make good decisions about KiwiSaver.