1. Compliance
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QFEs & QFE advisers

Qualifying financial entities (QFEs) are companies or organisations that are registered on the Financial Service Providers Register and have been granted QFE status.

Who needs to comply

An organisation that employs a number of financial advisers may want to become a QFE.

Calendar

See upcoming events and key dates.

Licensing

To become a QFE, a business must undertake a number of duties.  Find out more here.

Your obligations

See your obligations and terms and conditions here.

DIMS - all you need to know

To be authorised to provide a personalised DIMS service you must first meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. 

Financial advice

Putting investor interests first is at the heart of raising the standards of how financial advice is conducted.

QFE Advisers

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.

Licensed QFEs

See the current list of businesses who have QFE status.

Fair dealing

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.

How we monitor QFEs

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.

AML/CFT and you

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.

 

Latest News

KiwiSaver trial to target decision-making a decade out from ...

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...

The Financial Markets Authority publishes its first Conduct ...

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...

 

Latest Consultations

Consultation paper: Proposed exemption to facilitate persona...

21 June 2017

First published 21 June 2017   Final date for submissions   5pm, Wednesday 19 July 2017   Consultation document Proposed exemption to facilitate personalised robo-advice Submission form Feedback form E-mail for submission consultation@fma.govt.nz (please use the title of the consultation paper for the subject line) We are considering using our exemption powers to facilitate the provision of personalised robo-advice services. ...