The submission deadline for annual Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) reports has been extended from 31 August 2021 to 30 September 2021.
The Financial Markets Authority, the Department of Internal Affairs, and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (together, the Supervisors) announced the decision to extend the deadline on 25 August 2021.
The Supervisors have granted this extension in recognition of the fact that a move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 may make it harder for some reporting entities to access the information they require to complete their annual AML/CFT report. The Supervisors have noted that if a reporting entity thinks they may need further assistance to remain compliant with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act), they should contact the relevant Supervisor.
If you would like advice on the AML/CFT regime or assistance with your annual report, please contact a member of our financial services regulation team.