New Zealand finance company can offer banking services to both private individuals and corporations worldwide, with no limitations on the number of customers, amounts on deposit or number of currencies. Only New Zealand resident companies and individuals cannot be accepted as clients. Also there are no restrictions on public solicitations and web sites being open to the general public.

The New Zealand finance company can operate in a similar way to a fully licensed bank, but the word “bank” cannot be included in the name. Words like “Savings and Loan”, “Depository” and even “Bancorp” are all permissible. Activities of an OFC can include but are not limited to

Although the FC is not subject to Central Bank supervision and regulation, its activities are regulated by several acts. Some of the relevant act are listed below: