Obtaining a financial license in New Zealand

New Zealand attracts business representatives with special conditions for working in the format of offshore organizations. If the company’s activities are related to the economic sphere, care should be taken to resolve the issue in advance obtaining a financial license in New Zealand.

The E-COMMERCE BROKER company provides assistance in licensing and advises non-resident entrepreneurs on registration of a new business in New Zealand.

With minor differences, the procedure follows regulations similar to licensing in the UK. Before submitting documents for opening a license, the business owner must clearly define what exactly the company will do - credit services, investments, banking services, trading, organizing online payment transactions.

Features of licensing in New Zealand

The Financial Markets Authority (abbreviated as FMA) is responsible for monitoring service offerings in the financial sector and regulating the securities market. The stability of the system is ensured by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Part of the powers to regulate finance has been transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (the English version of the name DIA) and the Trade Commission.

Opening a business in the financial sector in New Zealand has a number of advantages. The legislation does not establish a minimum acceptable threshold for the authorized capital.

Adaptation for many businessmen who decide to do business in the country is easier, since the main language is English, which is widespread throughout the world.

In addition, the state is not a member of the European Union and does not have to adhere to the EU Savings Tax directive. New Zealand's economy is considered the most progressive and reliable, and the state itself has a developed infrastructure. Starting a business in such a country has a high chance of success.

A financial license in New Zealand is required if the company will engage in:

  • provision of financial services;
  • management of funds received from clients;
  • crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending schemes;
  • brokerage services, Forex trading;
  • investment management;
  • peer-to-peer lending (P2P);
  • payment systems;
  • organization of foreign exchange transactions;
  • issuance of derivatives.

All of the above types of activities are regulated by the provisions of the Law on the Conduct of Financial Markets and require registration Licenses FMA. Transparency of jurisdiction within the framework of conducting business related to licensed financial activities allows business owners to successfully compete with other companies around the world without putting forward strict requirements.

What do you need to get a financial license in New Zealand?

Licensing is possible after company registration. Before applying for a license, you should check your compliance with the requirements of the law:

  1. The organization name must include the ending "Limited".
  2. Organizational and legal form – only Private Company.
  3. The legal address can be any point within the islands.
  4. The director of the company being created must be a resident of the country or a resident of Australia.
  5. The authorized capital can be contributed partially, and its actual amount is determined taking into account the chosen field of activity.

To correctly prepare a package of documentation for the New Zealand Administration, you need the help of specialists who have thoroughly studied the specific requirements for business in New Zealand. Employees of the E-COMMERCE BROKER Company perform any actions necessary to issue a permit as soon as possible.

Terms of registration

Since the licensing process is clearly regulated, the period registration of a license limited by the statutory period of 3-6 months, subject to full compliance with all legal requirements.

By contacting the E-COMMERCE BROKER Company, business representatives receive a full range of services, from filling out an application and preparing an individual package of documentation, ending with the execution of additional forms and oral consultation.


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