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The global anti-money laundering watchdog suggested NZ consider developing a register of trusts. But even as it bolsters beneficial ownership information on companies & limited partnerships the government isn't taking this advice. Why?
6th Apr 22, 2:02pm
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The global anti-money laundering watchdog suggested NZ consider developing a register of trusts. But even as it bolsters beneficial ownership information on companies & limited partnerships the government isn't taking this advice. Why?
Gareth Vaughan analyses the government's push to bolster transparency on the beneficial ownership of NZ companies, discovering lessons from the UK approach
24th Mar 22, 12:01pm
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Gareth Vaughan analyses the government's push to bolster transparency on the beneficial ownership of NZ companies, discovering lessons from the UK approach
After lengthy delay government moves to beef up oversight of the true owners of NZ companies & limited partnerships, but not trusts
22nd Mar 22, 8:00am
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After lengthy delay government moves to beef up oversight of the true owners of NZ companies & limited partnerships, but not trusts
Trustee of NZ foreign trust turns to the High Court in attempt to recover more than $2.3 million from Vivier and Company
9th Feb 22, 5:04pm
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Trustee of NZ foreign trust turns to the High Court in attempt to recover more than $2.3 million from Vivier and Company
It's time New Zealand's bureaucrats and politicians took responsibility for enabling car crashes caused by their issuing of financial services drivers licences for use anywhere in the world except NZ
19th Oct 21, 6:01pm
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It's time New Zealand's bureaucrats and politicians took responsibility for enabling car crashes caused by their issuing of financial services drivers licences for use anywhere in the world except NZ
A red faced World Bank dumps the 'Doing Business' report NZ's MBIE cherishes and uses as a performance measure
22nd Sep 21, 7:18am
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A red faced World Bank dumps the 'Doing Business' report NZ's MBIE cherishes and uses as a performance measure
Financial Markets Authority warns material published by New Zealand company Vivier and Company Ltd has the potential to mislead investors
11th Aug 21, 2:40pm
Financial Markets Authority warns material published by New Zealand company Vivier and Company Ltd has the potential to mislead investors
Financial Action Task Force's anti-money laundering review of NZ highlights the openness to abuse of trusts and company nominee director & shareholder arrangements
29th Apr 21, 7:30pm
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Financial Action Task Force's anti-money laundering review of NZ highlights the openness to abuse of trusts and company nominee director & shareholder arrangements
Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark happy to leave serious allegations about NZ company Vivier, stretching over years, to MBIE's complaints process
12th Apr 21, 2:27pm
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Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark happy to leave serious allegations about NZ company Vivier, stretching over years, to MBIE's complaints process
NZ's Vivier & Company, allegedly run by a convicted British fraudster, is accused by a NZ foreign trust of failing to provide insurance and pay interest on $4m of deposits. So what was the point of the FMA's action against Vivier 5 years ago?
1st Apr 21, 12:03pm
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NZ's Vivier & Company, allegedly run by a convicted British fraudster, is accused by a NZ foreign trust of failing to provide insurance and pay interest on $4m of deposits. So what was the point of the FMA's action against Vivier 5 years ago?
Gareth Vaughan charts his journey as a witness in a Financial Markets Authority court case against a New Zealand registered company and its NZ resident director
9th Dec 20, 5:00am
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Gareth Vaughan charts his journey as a witness in a Financial Markets Authority court case against a New Zealand registered company and its NZ resident director
Government extends business debt hibernation scheme for 10 months, despite the wage subsidy and other support measures only seeing 15 firms use the relief in full
1st Dec 20, 6:40am
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Government extends business debt hibernation scheme for 10 months, despite the wage subsidy and other support measures only seeing 15 firms use the relief in full
NZ's Advanced Global Markets Ltd, with wife of infamous ex-pat Kiwi company agent as a director, is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from overseas investors via a foreign-exchange scam
24th Sep 20, 3:03pm
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NZ's Advanced Global Markets Ltd, with wife of infamous ex-pat Kiwi company agent as a director, is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from overseas investors via a foreign-exchange scam
MBIE's Integrity and Enforcement Team probes alleged links between convicted British tax fraudster and NZ financial services companies
28th Jul 20, 8:38am
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MBIE's Integrity and Enforcement Team probes alleged links between convicted British tax fraudster and NZ financial services companies
Government commits to temporary law change to enable businesses to put existing debt into 'hibernation' and give directors a 'safe harbour' from insolvency duties
3rd Apr 20, 3:32pm
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Government commits to temporary law change to enable businesses to put existing debt into 'hibernation' and give directors a 'safe harbour' from insolvency duties
Broader questions raised about the David Hillary controlled NZ company Worldclear as one of its former employees remains holed up in a Singapore prison
13th Feb 20, 5:00am
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Broader questions raised about the David Hillary controlled NZ company Worldclear as one of its former employees remains holed up in a Singapore prison
New Zealand's Vivier and Company comes under the spotlight of German regulator BaFin which warns Vivier is not allowed to conduct banking business in Germany
31st Jan 20, 1:52pm
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New Zealand's Vivier and Company comes under the spotlight of German regulator BaFin which warns Vivier is not allowed to conduct banking business in Germany
MBIE officials wrestling with cost issues as government efforts to bolster the transparency of the beneficial ownership of New Zealand companies and limited partnerships, but not trusts, drag on
28th Jan 20, 5:15pm
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MBIE officials wrestling with cost issues as government efforts to bolster the transparency of the beneficial ownership of New Zealand companies and limited partnerships, but not trusts, drag on
Gareth Vaughan details the curious situation of companies kicked off NZ's Financial Service Providers' Register effectively because they're deemed to be bringing NZ's reputation into disrepute overseas, being allowed to remain as registered NZ companies
26th Nov 19, 8:00am
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Gareth Vaughan details the curious situation of companies kicked off NZ's Financial Service Providers' Register effectively because they're deemed to be bringing NZ's reputation into disrepute overseas, being allowed to remain as registered NZ companies
Why a company with one employee in NZ providing foreign exchange services via an online platform licenced by a Bahamas company and operated from a Hong Kong server was unable to overturn an FMA decision to kick it off NZ's FSPR
7th Nov 19, 12:16pm
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Why a company with one employee in NZ providing foreign exchange services via an online platform licenced by a Bahamas company and operated from a Hong Kong server was unable to overturn an FMA decision to kick it off NZ's FSPR
FXBTG Financial Limited, the subject of a March interest.co.nz article, fails to have FMA directed removal from NZ's Financial Service Providers' Register overturned in court
4th Nov 19, 11:59am
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FXBTG Financial Limited, the subject of a March interest.co.nz article, fails to have FMA directed removal from NZ's Financial Service Providers' Register overturned in court
NZ's Blue Isle Markets Ltd named as a defendant in US SEC case alleging tens of millions of dollars in investor losses, some of which was used to fund a luxurious lifestyle for defendants 
20th Sep 19, 11:18am
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NZ's Blue Isle Markets Ltd named as a defendant in US SEC case alleging tens of millions of dollars in investor losses, some of which was used to fund a luxurious lifestyle for defendants 
Former foreign exchange broker pleads guilty to fraud charges in SFO case following the collapse of Forex Brokers Limited  
23rd Jul 19, 1:24pm
Former foreign exchange broker pleads guilty to fraud charges in SFO case following the collapse of Forex Brokers Limited  
Security Placements Holding, a media shy unlicensed New Zealand registered provider of online derivatives services, set to be caught by changes to the Financial Service Providers' Register
25th Apr 19, 9:31am
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Security Placements Holding, a media shy unlicensed New Zealand registered provider of online derivatives services, set to be caught by changes to the Financial Service Providers' Register
FXBTG Financial chases its dream 'indomitably' from NZ's Financial Service Providers' Register as at least 3 overseas regulators issue warnings
13th Mar 19, 7:22am
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FXBTG Financial chases its dream 'indomitably' from NZ's Financial Service Providers' Register as at least 3 overseas regulators issue warnings