Canterbury-based financial advisers affected by February’s earthquake have been given more time to comply with the registration requirements of the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, the authorisation and disclosure requirements of the Financial Advisers Act 2008 and the disclosure requirements of the Financial Advisers (Disclosure) Regulations 2010. Under the Canterbury Earthquake (Financial Advisers Legislation) Order 2011 all affected advisers will have until 1 July to ensure they are on the Register of Financial Service Providers and until 1 October to finalise their authorisation and meet their other obligations under the Financial Advisers Act. Click here for further details.