Bank License – Asset management company, NEW ZEALAND Offshore Financial Service Company , OFC

Bank License – Asset management company:  New Zealand OFC (Offshore Financial Service Company)

NEW ZEALAND Offshore Financial Service Company

A New Zealand Offshore Financial Service Company (OFC) is allowed to offer financial services outside of New Zealand provided that the law of New Zealand or the law of the provider /distribution countries is not violated.

For the realization a New Zealand Limited (ltd) is founded, that acts as an offshore financial service corporation. Generally the following services are required:  

  • Founding of New Zealand OFC, entry in commercial registry of New Zealand
  • Registered Agent New Zealand
  • Registered Office New Zealand and head office in New Zealand: not a mere „letter box company“. We can link-up to a business center in New Zealand:  company nameplate, own telephone number, personal call reception with name of corporation, fax, mail forwarding. Also possible is the temporary or continuous use / leasing of completely furnished office and conference rooms at the business center.
  • Tax number for the New Zealand OFC
  • VAT ID number for the New Zealand OFC (VAT)
  • Account opening New Zealand or in another country  

The New Zealand OFC is not subject to supervision and regulation of the country’s central bank. This is why a New Zealand Offshore  Financial Service Corporation does not receive loans from the central bank of a country.   However a New Zealand Offshore Financial Service Corporation does not move around in an “unlegislated area“. There are a number of relevant laws:

  • Bills of Exchange Act 1908
  • Cheques Act 1960
  • Companies Act 1993 (law on shares/limited liability company law)
  • Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
  • Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003
  • Electronic Transactions Act  2002
  • Fair Trading Act 1986
  • Financial Transactions Reporting Act 1996 (prevention of money laundering act)
  • Investment Advisers (Disclosure) Act 1996
  • Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (securities, stocks and bonds act)
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 1991 (law regarding criminal earnings)
  • Property Law Act 1952
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989
  • Securities Act 1978
  • Unclaimed Money Act 1969

The regulations for a New Zealand Offshore Financial Company do not stipulate a minimum initial capital / equity. We offer the following services for the founding of a New Zealand OFC:

  • Incorporation of the New Zealand Limited, Entry in New Zealand commercial registry, three sets certified founding documents, apostille
  • Registered Agent New Zealand paid for one year (legally required)
  • Registered Office address New Zealand paid for one year
  • Registration as Financial Service Corporation
  • Paid government fees Companies House New Zealand
  • Link-up with a tax consultancy New Zealand for ongoing accountancy, advance turnover tax returns and annual financial statement
  • Tax number and goods and services tax ID (GST)
  • Link-up head office New Zealand (Business Center)
  • Help with account opening for New Zealand OFC

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