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  1. 23 June 2022

    Cyber security and operational systems resilience

    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.
  2. 10 December 2021

    Outsourcing CDD to a third-party provider

    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.
  3. 9 July 2021

    AML/CFT regulations update 2021

    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.