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Financial Markets Authority AFA Update: Issue # 28

Page last updated: 18 Aug 2014

Complete your Information Return now

The AFA Information Return is now ready for you to start filing online.

The Information Return is the first reporting requirement contained in the Regulatory Reporting Guide (RRG) and is an online tool that each AFA needs to complete and submit annually. It consists of a series of questions about AFAs and their business. Information provided in the Information Return will assist us in our approach to monitoring and surveillance of AFAs and help us allocate our resources more effectively.

Information Returns can be completed any time between now and Tuesday 30 September for the period 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014.

How to get started

  1. Click on this link www.e-services.fma.govt.nz/ You can also access the Information Return on our website.
  2. Click on “Login” at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. On the next screen in the white box, type in your RealMe® login details.
  4. On the next screen click on “file AFA Information Return”.
  5. A box will appear for you to enter your FSP number. PLEASE NOTE: you will need to enter the letters “FSP” followed by your number – e.g. FSP12345, then click on the green button “validate FSP number”.
  6. Click “continue” at the next prompt then this will take you through to the start of the questions.

If you have any questions then please check our FAQs first. If your question is not covered there please email it to questions@fma.govt.nz or call us on 0800 434 567.

If for any reason you cannot access the system please check first that you have the correct login and FSP number details otherwise contact us on 0800 434 567.

NOTE: if you have put the incorrect password in three times you will be locked out of the system for 30 minutes, please try again after that timeframe.