The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism

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The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 came into full force on 30 June 2013.

The Department of Internal Affairs supervises casinos, non-deposit taking lenders, money changers, money remitters, payroll remitters, debt collectors, factors, financial leasors, safe deposit box vaults, non-bank credit card providers, stored value card providers and cash transporters.

Submit your Annual AML/CFT Report

Information for reporting entities

Purpose of the Act

The purpose of the AML/CFT Act is to detect and deter money laundering and the financing of terrorism, contribute to public confidence in the financial system, and maintain and enhance New Zealand’s international reputation.