Regulatory effectiveness

This priority theme exists to coordinate the work of CoFR agencies to ensure that regulation of the financial sector is effective and the cost of complying with regulation is proportionate to the outcomes sought. Where legislation allows, there should be a pragmatic approach towards implementation of regulation across regulated entities of various sizes.

Why this is important

There are a number of areas of overlap between the roles of the three regulators in CoFR. These include remit overlaps (where different regulators oversee particular systems or regimes) and entity overlaps (where different regulators have oversight of the same financial institution for different purposes). In these areas, it is important for regulators to work together to deliver effective and proportionate regulation.

CoFR Regulatory Initiatives Calendar

Regulatory Initiatives Calendar

Current work

The CoFR agencies are working together to ensure that there is coordination among regulators dealing with the following issues, which affect firms across the financial sector:

  • Licensing
  • ‘Fit and proper’/suitability requirements
  • Supervision and monitoring
  • Enforcement strategy and activities

More information

Current consultations and policy development

Reserve Bank of New Zealand



The Treasury


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