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.
28 August 2017
The Financial Markets Authority is publishing its annual corporate plan for the first time, setting out its planned regulatory activities and key areas of focus to June 2018.
22 June 2017
Media Release22 June 2017 The Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee (FADC) has released its decision into FMA’s complaint against an authorised financial adviser. The FADC has granted name suppression for the time being, until a decision has been made on disposition. A copy of the decision can be found here. Share this Share on Facebook Tweet this...
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...
12 March 2018
We are seeking feedback from licensed crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending service providers on the information they will have to supply in their annual regulatory returns.