Help & Support

Incoming international payments

Managing your cash flow is easy as you'll be notified of incoming international payments during the business day as they're processed. You can see this between 8:00am and 7:30pm, giving you access to detailed payment information straight away, with funds credited and visible in your account as soon as they're available.

You can also request email alerts to notify you, or someone else, immediately once an international payment has been processed.

A detailed history of your international payments for the past 11 months can be seen online, or you can download it in a spreadsheet. It's easy to search by date range, received currency or BNZ payment reference, and you can add up to 140 characters of reference information per payment.

Looking for BNZ's SWIFT or BIC code?

The SWIFT code for Bank of New Zealand is: BKNZNZ22. This should be used whenever funds are sent from overseas to BNZ bank accounts.

SWIFT or BIC (Bank Identifier Code) codes should be used on all international payments to identify a particular bank or financial institution.

Receiving a payment from overseas

You will need to provide the following details to the sender of the funds:

Bank of New Zealand
New Zealand

USD payments: ABA# 021 000089

Your account name
Your address
Your full account number to be credited

Account number formats

Domestic Account Numbers (including the four digit branch number, seven digit account and three digit suffix) should be in this format:

Your account number is displayed on your account statement

Foreign Currency Account Numbers (including the six digit account number and four digit suffix) should be in this format:

Your foreign currency account number is displayed on your account statement

International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

European countries have adopted a standard known as an International Bank Account Number (IBAN). 

New Zealand has not adopted this standard, so if you're giving your details, please provide your full bank branch account number and suffix as indicated on your statement.

Other Codes

Other codes that you may see are BSB, Sort Code, ABA Routing Number, Clearing Code or National Clearing Code.

If you're asked to provide a clearing code for your payment into BNZ, please use:  NZ02nnnn — where nnnn is your four-digit branch number for your domestic account number (see domestic account number formats above) and NZ021000 for all foreign currency accounts.

New Zealand has not adopted any of the other codes.

More information

For more information please call 0800 ASK BNZ (0800 275 269), or +64 4 931 8209 from overseas (international toll charges apply).