Page last updated: 11 August 2023

Enforcement Activity

In the event of a breach of financial markets legislation, we may intervene on an informal basis or at a low level where such action is proportionate to the misconduct and will achieve an appropriate market outcome. However, where appropriate, we will take strong action and hold individuals and entities accountable when they break the law and fail to meet the standards that are expected of them. If harm has been identified, we may also take regulatory action of some sort even though no ‘rules’ appear to have been broken.

Our enforcement activity can be viewed on this page.

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    • Cases

    20 May 2024

    Rangi Savage

    FMA filed civil proceedings against Rangi Wyatt Stephen Savage for making an unregulated public offer for the sale of shares in The Powder Shed Tokoroa Limited (Powder Shed).
  1. 13 March 2024

    Natalie Ann Carter

    Between 2018 and 2020, former financial adviser, Ms Carter created various false documents for the purpose of obtaining home loans for herself and two clients.This page documents the case against Ms Carter.
  2. 7 March 2024

    Tower Limited

    FMA filed civil proceedings against Tower Limited (Tower) for failing to apply multi policy discounts to eligible customers’ premiums, resulting in approximately $9.5 million* in overcharges. This page details out the background of the case and any associated communications resulting from the case.
  3. 8 February 2024

    Wisdom House Investment Partners Limited

    FMA filed criminal charges against Yuen Pok (Paul) Loo of Wisdom House following offences under financial markets legislation. View the history and progress of the case on this page.
  4. 25 January 2024

    Matthew Hill

    The FMA alleged that between February 2013 and July 2020, Mr Hill made dozens of posts on Sharetrader in a thread about New Talisman under two usernames, “bullish” and “Epithermal”. Mr Hill, who is also a director and shareholder of New Talisman, did not, at any point, disclose his involvement in the company, the FMA asserts in the claim. Mr Hill’s conduct was revealed in July 2020 when Sharetrader publicly identified him as the person behind the usernames.
  5. 22 December 2023


    FMA has reached agreement with CBL Corporation Limited (In Liquidation) (CBLC) and four of CBL's former directors in respect of the FMA's claims of continuous disclosure breaches and misleading conduct
  6. 12 October 2023


    FMA filed High Court proceedings against Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited for failing to apply multi-policy discounts, which led to affected customers being overcharged approximately $8.7 million in premiums. View the case timeline on this page.
  7. 11 October 2023


    The FMA filed High Court civil proceedings against Kiwibank for making false and/or misleading representations, under the fair dealing provisions of the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMC Act). Read the case timeline on this page.
  8. 5 October 2023

    Barry Kloogh (Financial Planning Limited and Impact Enterprises Limited)

    Mr Kloogh was offering brokering services to clients through the first defendant, Financial Planning Ltd, and the second defendant, Impact Enterprises Ltd, although neither they nor he was registered to offer broking services. The FMA referred the matter to the Serious Fraud Office.
  9. 11 August 2023

    Enprise Group Limited

    FMA issues a formal warning to Enprise Group Limited (Enprise), for failing to keep proper accounting records.
  10. 21 July 2023

    Forestlands and director Rowan Charles Kearns

    Rowan Kearns, the founder and sole director of the Forestlands group of companies, was sentenced yesterday to four months’ community detention and 100 hours’ community work with a 9pm – 7am curfew.
  11. 5 July 2023

    Validus and its associated persons

    The FMA has made a permanent stop order that applies to Validus International LLC, Validus-FZCO, and associated persons of Validus, using the FMA’s powers under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.