We help large corporate, institutional, and government organisations with their complex banking needs.

Meeting big business needs

We give you advice and guidance on complex financial issues – from strategy and funding through to payment solutions - helping your organisation work more efficiently and meet your growth potential.

Corporate finance & advisory

We provide specialist funding to help you meet your business goals or launch your next major project. Get strategic advice to make the most of corporate finance options.

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Transactional banking

We can put together a transactional banking solution that fits the daily needs of your organisation—and uses some of the most innovative digital products around.

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Syndications & agency

Successful loan syndicates need experienced book runners. We give you end-to-end support and advice: from origination, to relationship and security management.

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Powerful markets and industry insights

Our markets products help businesses and individuals with exposure to fluctuating market rates and offer innovative funding solutions to organisations looking to diversify their debt.

Capital markets

Our experts work with you to find the right capital-raising option for your business, giving you access to markets in New Zealand and all over the world.

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Financial markets

Create certainty and take control of your FX and interest rate risk, with a range of fixed income and risk management options.

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Be informed about latest markets developments and make educated decisions about your business or investment portfolio.

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Relationship banking

Our relationship banking managers know all about the unique challenges and opportunities of your sector or industry. They’ll get to know your needs, connecting you to product specialists who can help grow your business, launch a new project or just keep things ticking over.


Work with trusted advisors who understand the demands of your sector and business environment. We’re up-to-date with all sorts of primary industries including dairy, aquaculture and forestry.

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Consumer and retail

Get advice and support to help you grow your consumer or retail business. Make life easier for your staff and customers with transactional products and services that are tailored to your needs.

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Energy, utilities and infrastructure

We can help you with a range of different funding options for your next big project—and give you the support and advice you need to get things off the ground.

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Financial institutions

Navigate the unique challenges of your regulatory environment with expert support and customised banking services.

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We help you make the most of your deposits and investments, while understanding your need for low-risk banking options.

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Property, healthcare & industrials

Work with industry specialists to assist you grow your business with support from our property, healthcare and industrial sectors team.

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Paul Blair

Head of Institutional Banking

Paul has been the Head of Institutional Banking since 2012.

Paul started with BNZ as a graduate, before spending two years working in London for various international banks. This was followed by 11 years working for National Australia Bank in Melbourne and Sydney. Paul holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) Finance from Waikato University.

Curtis Mercer

Head of Institutional Relationships

Curtis has been with the BNZ for over 20 years in a number of roles including Corporate, Property, Project and Leveraged Finance.

Prior to banking, he spent two years with law firm, Bell Gully, in the Corporate and Property divisions, before heading offshore to Australia and then the UK. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from the University of Canterbury.


Make informed economic decisions and get a better understanding of your organisation’s financial risk, with expert commentary on economics, foreign exchange, fixed interest and credit.

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Private Bank

Learn about BNZ Private Bank and what we can do for you.