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What's new

What's new

  • KiwiSaver costs

    It’s now much easier to see what your KiwiSaver costs

    9 April 2018Retirement fund Piggy bank imageThis year, for the first time, all KiwiSaver providers have to show you the total amount of fees you’re paying in dollars.

    The dollar amount you pay will vary depending on a number of factors.

    Find out how to check your fee is reasonable.


  • Investment home truths

    Investment home truths

    2 October 2017

    As part of World Investor Week 2017, we’ve put together some tips for smart investors. These include always using a licensed financial services provider, avoiding investing via offshore online businesses without understanding the risks, and ignoring unsolicited offers. 


    Read more about what you need to know when thinking about investing and how you can protect yourself.


  • It’s okay to hang up

    It’s okay to hang up

    28 September 2017

    We want you to know that in New Zealand it’s illegal to sell financial products by cold call.

    Watch the video above to hear John’s story – John lost $US40,000 in a cold call boiler room scam. You can also read his story here.

    Read more

  • Use an FMA-licensed provider’

    Use an FMA-licensed provider

    22 September 2017

    Some businesses and individuals register on the Financial Services Provider Register (FSPR) to mislead overseas investors that their activities are regulated by us or other authorities.

    We do not oversee or maintain the FSPR – the Companies Office performs this role – but we do have the power to deregister a business or individual or prevent them from registering in the first place.

    Read about the work we’re doing to tackle misuse of the register and some useful case studies that provide examples of where we’ve taken action.

  • Entitlement Video

    Do you know what to expect when dealing with a financial services provider?

  • How not to get burnt when investing online

    How not to get burnt when investing online

    31 January 2017

    Listen to Graeme Hill at RadioLive talk to the FMA’s Paul Gregory about how to avoid getting into trouble when investing online.

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  • Investment scams

    Investment scams – are you a target?

    10 August 2016

    Investment scams are becoming more sophisticated. Fraudsters are smart, friendly, charming and persuasive. Websites look professional and you may even be given an online account showing details of ‘trades’ you’ve made. It can be hard to tell a scam apart from a genuine investment, which is why it’s even more important you know what to look out for.

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