To be eligible for Standards User registration as an API Provider you must:

  • be a New Zealand registered bank, New Zealand non-bank deposit taker, or an entity prudentially regulated by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand or Financial Markets Authority (FMA),
  • issue and provide bank accounts to your customers using the Payments NZ standard for bank account formats, and
  • have a genuine business interest in the use of APIs developed using the API standards.

You’ll also need to:

  • sign an agreement with API Centre accepting the Standards User terms and conditions, and
  • pay your annual registration fee.

Registered API Providers are also entitled to act as a Third Party.

To start the joining process, complete the expression of interest form.