New Zealand Law
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The most important body which will affect you is the Financial Markets Authority. They regulate the finance industry and provide codes of conduct. The Banking Ombudsman scheme can also affect some finance companies if they are registered with the scheme. Financial advisors may be affected if they work for your company and give investment advice. The Credit Contracts and cOnsumer Finance Act will also be important because this regulates how you deal with borrowers and gives rights to cancel and regulates the advice which must be given when borrowing money
There are many laws which affect you. the above cited acts will be important, as will the Fair Trading Act and if you take security for debts then the Personal Property Securities Act will be important so you can register securities.
The Auckland City Council does not have any power over finance companies, so no impact at all.