Outsourcing Customer Due Diligence (CDD)

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13 December 2021

The Department and the FMA have issued this reminder for reporting entities that outsource Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements to a specialist AML third-party provider. This outsourcing typically occurs during the onboarding process for a new customer.

While these providers can provide a useful service, we want to remind reporting entities that outsourced CDD does not exist in isolation from your wider CDD procedures and obligations.

The reminder provides information on:

  • Customer Due Diligence
  • Record Keeping
  • AML/CFT Programmes 

If you outsource your CDD obligations to a specialist AML third-party provider, or are considering doing so, we encourage you to read and understand this reminder: Outsourcing your CDD requirements (PDF, 157KB)

Please contact AMLCFT@dia.govt.nz if you have any questions.