Banking In New Zealand

To open a bank account, make an appointment with one of the banks and take with you your passport and proof of your enrolment with a New Zealand Education Provider. Banks are open from 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

In some cases, you may be able to open a bank account with ANZ prior to arriving. Contact Susan Ye from the International Centre for more information.

Once you have opened your account you can access your account 24 hours using Automatic Teller machines (ATM) and internet banking. You will receive an ATM card which can be used at almost all New Zealand shops. International credit cards and ATM cards will work as long as they have a four-digit PIN encoded. Check with your bank before leaving home.