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Authorising payments in Internet Banking for Business

Every payment created in Internet Banking for Business must be authorised by either one or two users with the ‘Authorise Activity’ role. The number of authorisers you’ll need will depend on how your account has been set up. Follow these steps or use the downloadable guide PDF857KB.

How to authorise a payment

If you have permission to authorise payments, you’ll be notified that there are payments to be authorised when you log in to Internet Banking for Business.  You can authorise each payment individually, or all at once using Bulk Authorisation.

You can also authorise most payment types on BNZ’s mobile business banking app, except automatic payments. 

Authorising individual payments

  1. Log into Internet Banking for Business and click on  Transfer/Pay.
  2. Review the payment and click the AUTH REQD button next to the payment that needs to be authorised. 
  3. Once the button turns green and displays the word ‘Confirm’, click on the button.

You can also authorise a payment by selecting it from the Transfers and Payments List, and using the Authorisation button on the Payment Details screen.

Bulk authorisation

To authorise more than one payment at the same time,

  1. Log into Internet Banking for Business and click on Transfer/Pay.
  2. Click Bulk Authorisation.
  3. Use the check boxes to select the payments you want to authorise. 
  4. Review the payments and click Authorise.
  5. Click OK to confirm. 

Changing the number of authorisers for each payment

To change the number of authorisers needed for a payment, go to the Administration tab in your Internet Banking for Business.

  1. Choose Authorisations and Limits from the left-hand menu.
  2. Click on View/Print Authorisations & Limits at the bottom of the screen to generate a PDF, and print a copy.
  3. Write in your changes.
  4. Get the PDF signed by the account authorisers.
  5. Scan and email everything to us at