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In this document we provide a summary of our main work in monitoring compliance with financial reporting obligations by FMC reporting entities and registered schemes (regulated entities) from 2022-2025.
This information sheet assists market services licensees (excluding benchmark administrators) licensed under Part 6 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) to enhance the resilience of their cyber and operational systems. While this information sheet is designed to apply to a broad range of sectors, entities with complex cyber security and operational systems should consider the specific technology requirements and obligations that apply to their sector.
Section 34 of the AML/CFT Act allows a reporting entity to authorise and rely on an agent to conduct CDD procedures on its behalf. An agent is a person that has legal authority to represent another party. If you outsource the above CDD procedures under section 34 to a third-party provider, the provider must be acting as your agent. In these circumstances, you remain responsible for ensuring that the CDD conducted by the third-party provider is undertaken to the level required by the AML/CFT Act. Read the full guidance on this page.
This guidance is to assist reporting entities comply with the public statement issued by FATF on High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a “Call for Action” and the subsequent Advisory issued by the Ministry of Justice and the New Zealand Police in this regard.
This Explanatory Note: Electronic Identity verification Guideline replaces the previous Explanatory Note that was published by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Supervisors in December 2017.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Supervisors have produced this factsheet to confirm their position is that certain details may be redacted by a customer from their birth certificate if it is used for identity verification purposes when conducting customer due diligence.
New Zealand’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) system is intended to adapt as money laundering and terrorism financing risks evolve. Two regulations, that are a key part of the AML/CFT system, were due to expire. These are the AML/CFT (Exemptions) Regulations 2011 which were scheduled to expire on 30 June 2020, and the AML/CFT (Definitions) Regulations 2011 which partially expire on 27 July 2021. This document sets out the changes and updates made for these regulations. These changes come into force 9 July 2021.