RBNZ has now released application materials for Non-bank Deposit Takers (NBDT) licence applicants. This includes guidance, application forms and templates. The materials are available here.
Under the Non-bank Deposit Takers Act 2013 all NBDTs will need to be licensed from 1 May 2014. Existing NBDTs (i.e. deposit takers under Part 5D of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 immediately before the NBDT Act came into force) who continue to be NBDTs under the NBDT Act will need to have obtained a licence before 1 May 2015.