Fintech Nium Reportedly Registers as Financial Services Provider in New Zealand

Nium, the global enabler of real-time, cross-border payments, announced that it is now registered as a Financial Services Provider in New Zealand.

This pivotal step marks Nium’s entry into the dynamic financial landscape of New Zealand and reinforces its commitment “to delivering innovative financial solutions globally.”

The registration adds to Nium’s extensive portfolio of licenses and registrations “that cover more than 40 countries globally.”

In 2024, Nium has already “received approvals / in-principle approvals for four licenses and registrations,” including:

  • Japan: Type 1 Funds Transfer Service Provider (FTSP) license from Japan’s Financial Service Agency (FSA);
  • India: Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI);
  • India: Payment Aggregator (PA) license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI); and,
  • New Zealand: Registration on the Financial Service Provider Register (FSPR).

This registration is a first step “towards offering businesses in New Zealand a range of financial services that could include virtual accounts, debit and pre-paid cards, funds collection, and global payouts.”

The move builds on Nium’s well-established presence “in the Oceania region – with two out of three of the largest spend management platforms in Australia leveraging Nium’s global network.”

The registration in New Zealand further “strengthens Nium’s position as a leader for cross-border money movement, empowering banks, financial institutions, travel platforms, payroll providers and other businesses.”

Runn Sachasiri, Senior Vice President of Global Expansion and CEO’s Office at Nium expressed the company’s excitement about the local and global impact, stating:

“We are thrilled to bring Nium’s innovative cross-border payments services to New Zealand. We look forward to enabling businesses to do more commerce with New Zealand by providing the speed, efficiency, and transparency of payments that has long been missing from the global markets.”

Nium recently announced its partnership with Weel, Australia’s spend management platform as a card-issuing partner.

Russell Martin, Co-Founder and CTO at Weel said:

“Our partnership with Nium is a key enabler of our strategy to support the global spend management needs of our customers. Nium’s registration in New Zealand paves the way for us to meet demand from our customers to bring our offering to the New Zealand market in the coming months.”


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