The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), is a Crown Entity under the New Zealand Crown Entities Act 2004. The Commission works to improve the financial capability of all New Zealanders throughout their lives through education, information and promotion.
The Commission for Financial Capability operates under the NZ Superannuation and Retirement Income Act, which provides the statutory framework for its operations. It also has certain functions under the Retirement Villages Act 2003. The Commission is funded by central government and has an annual budget of around $NZ5.9m.
The Commission's activities include:
Review of Retirement Income Policy- completed every three years to assess effectiveness, identify future issues, provide policy stability and inform policy development
Sorted - providing free independent and impartial information and tools, to help New Zealanders manage their everyday money matters
Money Week[ - New Zealand's annual, nationwide financial literacy week is held in September and aims to get New Zealanders thinking about and taking action with their money matters
Financial Knowledge and Behaviour Survey - a four yearly survey of adult New Zealanders
Financial Behaviour Index- a six monthly snapshot of New Zealanders’ financial behaviour.