Apply for a company licence

To apply for a company licence you need to:

Pawnbrokers - Fit and Proper Person certification

If your company operates as a pawnbroker and is a provider of consumer credit (lender) or a mobile trader, and you are not already licenced or authorised by the Financial Market Authority or Reserve Bank of New Zealand, you must be certified under Part 5A of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCF Act) by the Commerce Commission.

More information about the Fit and Proper Person certification is available on the Commerce Commission website(external link).

  1. know whether you need a licence or certificate
  2. fill in the form
  3. give details of your identification
  4. have your statutory declaration witnessed
  5. include payment for the fee

Every company officer can apply for a certificate when applying for a company licence at the same time. At least one company officer must hold a certificate. If you are applying for the certificate separately then it will cost $180.

Apply for a certificate

Where to send the application

Licensing Authority of Secondhand Dealers & Pawnbrokers

Forms & fee

Application for a company licence

It costs $410.

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Contact us if you’re having trouble with your application.

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