Changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act) and regulations introduced new requirements for reporting entities to report suspicious activity as well as suspicious transactions to the New Zealand Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) - Reporting Guideline
The FIU have issued a Suspicious Activity Reporting Guideline to help clarify the obligation to report SARs under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act).
- Suspicious Activity Reporting Guideline 2021 (PDF 6.32MB)
Reporting Suspicious Activities
How do I submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)?
When do I need to submit a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)?
Resource Library: How to Complete Suspicious Activity and Transactions Reports
Reference material on how to complete suspicious activities and transactions reports are available from the Resource Library in GoAML.
The Resource Library is available for reporting entities who have registered with GoAML. To access, reporting entities will need to log into GoAML and click on the question mark (?) icon on the task bar.