Criteria

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.