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Supervising agencies for anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing
Find out which supervision agency you report to for meeting your responsibilities under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act).
Lists of reporting entities
Other agencies involved in the AML/CFT regime
Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice drafts and administers the AML/CFT Act and its regulations.
Ministry of Justice – Tackling money laundering and terrorism financing
Financial Intelligence Unit
The New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) receives and analyses suspicious activity reports (SARs) and publishes a national risk assessment and guidance. The assessment sets out the current understanding of the scale and nature of the criminality risks New Zealand faces.
Other guidance material includes typologies of money laundering and financing of terrorism transactions.
Find out how to report suspicious activities on our How to comply page.
Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism
We are responsible for ensuring the financial institutions we regulate and supervise meet their obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. Money laundering is the way criminals disguise the illegal origins of their money. Financers of terrorism use similar methods to try and avoid being detected and protect the identity of the people providing and receiving money for funding terrorism.