Issued by FMA; Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Internal Affairs:
Due the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4, reporting entities might not be able to access required information to complete their Annual AML/CFT Report by 31 August 2021.
The AML/CFT Supervisors have therefore agreed to change the submission deadline for this year to the 30th of September 2021.
Reminder of Guidance: Complying with AML/CFT verification requirements during COVID-19 Alert levels
During the previous Alert Level 4 in March 2020, the supervisors published guidance to assist reporting entities to comply AML/CFT verification requirements. The supervisors would like to remind reporting entities that this guidance remains applicable for COVID-19 Alert Levels.
If any further assistance on specific scenarios is required, please contact your AML/CFT Supervisor.