Banking

Major New Zealand banks are:

Bank Contact number if calling in New Zealand Contact number if calling from overseas
ANZ Bank 0800 103 123 +64 4 472 7123
Bank of New Zealand 0800 2400 00 +64 4 801 2400
ASB Bank 0800 803 804 +64 9 306 3000
Kiwi Bank 0800 11 33 55 +64 9 336 1133
National Bank 0800 181 818 +64 4 382 9608
Westpac Bank 0800 400 600 +64 9 912 8000

Opening a bank account

Nearly all the major banks have international student packages.

To open the account you’ll need to take along some identification (ID), such as a passport, a birth certificate, and/or a driver’s licence. Your bank can tell you exactly what you’ll need to bring.

Will my ATM card work in New Zealand?

ATM (Automatic Teller Machines) cards can be used in New Zealand so long as they have been enabled for international access.

Your ATM card must carry either the CIRUS, PLUS or STAR international ATM mark or the Interlink or Maestro POS mark.