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Warnings and alerts

About the warnings and alerts list

This list contains the names of businesses or individuals you should be wary of if you are planning to invest. You can also check other international regulator websites.

Once on our lists, businesses or individuals regularly change their name. If a name doesn’t appear, it’s not a guarantee they are safe.

Before you invest, we recommend you check the provider is licensed and read our steps to protect yourself from scams.

If you need to report a scam you can contact us. You can also request for a warning to be removed.

For warnings issued before May 2011, please, refer to the archive

List categories

Unregistered – The business/person is not registered on the Financial Service Providers Register to provide financial services in New Zealand. Their customers will not have access to a dispute resolution scheme .

Fake regulator – We think the organisation’s claims to be a regulator in New Zealand or another jurisdiction are false and they are not a legitimate regulator. 

Suspected Scam – We think the operations of the business/person bear the hallmarks of a scam. We strongly recommend that you do not deal with them.

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    • Formal warning

    5 July 2018

    Former RFA Warned for Facilitating Offending under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008

    We have warned a (former) registered financial adviser, Jonathan Simon Antony Branton-Casey, in relation to his professional conduct which fell short of the FMA’s expectations of a registered financial adviser under the Financial Advisers Act 2008 (FA Act) and/or under the Crimes Act 1961.