1. News and resources
  2. Media releases

Media releases

Keep up to date with announcements, statements and media releases. Subscribe to our alerts and updates here.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Andrew Park
Media Relations Manager
Phone: 09 967 1215
Mobile: 021 220 6770
Email: Andrew.Park@fma.govt.nz
Campbell Gibson
Senior Adviser, Media Relations
Phone: 09 967 1232
Mobile: 021 945 323
Email: Campbell.Gibson@fma.govt.nz

Show advanced search

Clear all

Found 56 results. Displaying page 1 of 3

    4 August 2022

    FMA survey sheds light on New Zealanders’ experiences with financial sector and concepts of fair treatment

    Most New Zealanders are confident in their ability to make financial decisions, but only one-fifth say they are in a secure financial position. A new research project by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko - has revealed insights into the mindset and motivations of consumers as they manage their money and deal with financial services firms.


    2 August 2022

    FMA issues infringement notice to Alliant Perpetual for late financial statements

    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has issued an infringement notice to registered building society Alliant Perpetual (Alliant) for failing to file financial statements by their due date. The media release has been translated to simplified Chinese on the same page for our Chinese audiences.


    28 July 2022

    FMA review of ethical investing claims in managed funds

    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) – Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has completed a review of 14 KiwiSaver and other managed funds to establish how well they are applying the FMA’s integrated financial product (IFP) guidance. The review was conducted against a backdrop of FMA research that found retail investors find it difficult to make informed decisions about ethical investing.


    19 July 2022

    FMA censures derivatives issuer Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd for licence breaches

    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has censured Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd for materially contravening key Standard Conditions of its derivatives issuer licence relating to net tangible assets (NTA).


    29 June 2022

    Culture shift for financial services as Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill passes

    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) – Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko welcomes today’s announcement from the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, confirming the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill, has been passed in Parliament. The Bill introduces a new legislative regime for banks, insurers, and non-bank deposit takers (NBDTs), which will now require a licence from the FMA for their conduct towards consumers.


    18 May 2022

    Fund managers’ inconsistent performance measurement and cost of fees reduces benefits to investors

    The managers of New Zealand managed investment schemes (MIS or KiwiSaver/fund managers) are showing repeatable performance, relative to appropriate market indices. However, the benefits of their skill to investors in some funds is reduced by fees, and the costs of commission paid by managers to third parties.