Get your foreign currency sorted before you take off

Check out the latest foreign exchange rates and order your foreign cash online, so you can get going faster. 

Foreign exchange rates

Plan ahead and work out how much foreign cash you're going to need for your trip. See all foreign exchange ratesWhen purchasing foreign cash, a 1% fee applies (minimum $10).

Get your travel money sorted

Whether you’re jet-setting off on a European OE, hitting the slopes in Japan, or just popping across the ditch, don't forget to order your travel money before you go.

Credit or debit card

Pay for things like hotels or rental cars with a BNZ Flexi Debit Visa^ or credit card.  You can also manage your accounts through Internet Banking while you’re away. 

Foreign cash

It’s helpful to take a small amount of the local currency for things like taxis, tipping or grabbing a coffee.

Cash Passport

Load multiple currencies on to one card and use it worldwide. Comes with chip and PIN security, making it safer than carrying large amounts of cash.^

Overseas payments

Sending payments overseas

Send an electronic payment to an overseas bank account or post an international cheque.

More about sending money overseas.

Receiving payments into NZ

Get overseas payments deposited directly into your bank account. Money cleared as soon as the transfer arrives.

More about receiving overseas payments.

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Creating the best banking experiences for our customers is at the heart of what we do. But don’t just take our word for it. 

Delightful Digital Experiences

We ranked top in New Zealand for digital banking experiences that customers love in SAP’s 2016 New Zealand Digital Experience Report.

Outstanding Design

Our internet banking and mobile app won Best Effect award for design and innovation excellence in the 2014 Best Design Awards.

Small Print

*Overseas Cheque Collections:

  • The collection may take 1 - 5 weeks, as cheques are sent overseas and responses back to BNZ are dependent on each bank’s own processing times. We cannot control the process.
  • BNZ charges apply for processing an item on overseas cheque collection, plus the courier charges. 
  • The overseas bank will also deduct their own processing fee (unknown amount) from the proceeds. 
  • Overseas banks may decline a cheque for collection if it is under NZD250.00, as the fees may cut into the returning funds.
  1. Rates subject to change without notice.

  2. A $10 annual card fee applies. Fees subject to change. Foreign currency services fees apply. Overseas ATM withdrawal fee applies.

  3. Cash Passport terms and conditions and BNZ service fees apply. Overseas charges may apply.