What Are The Rules?

A reference guide for New Zealand’s AML/CFT requirements

Our job at Fiducia is to stay on top of the quickly changing AML/CFT requirements in New Zealand so that we can tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.  This is where you can access the core requirements and how to use these rules to get started with your AML/CFT compliance regime.

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Formal Guidance

Formal AML/CFT guidance are the minimum requirements that must be followed in order to be compliant with the AML/CFT Act. There are four areas within formal guidance that will be outlined in more detail within this section.

  • Legislation
  • Regulations
  • Code of Practice
  • Guidance Material
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Informal Guidance

Informal AML/CFT guidance is information that can guide you towards specific, practical interpretation of the AML/CFT Act in New Zealand and your industry’s best practice. There are two areas within informal guidance that will be outlined in more detail within this section

  • Supervisor news and resources
  • International guidance
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