Stay in control of your money while you travel

The world doesn’t stop while you’re away, but we can help you stay on top of things even while you’re moving around.

Get set up before you set off

Cards for everyday expenses

Use a BNZ credit or debit card to pay for the day–to–day things you need — or 'must–have' along the way.^Our cards provide world leading security features to help protect against fraud, and our BNZ Advantage Visa Platinum comes with up to 90 days travel insurance at no extra cost.^

Convenience of local cash

It’s a good idea to take some local currency with you for things like taxis, tipping or grabbing a coffee. Order your cash online^at least five business days in advance, and pick it up at one of our stores.^You can also buy Australian dollars directly from selected ATMs in Auckland.

Be prepared for the unexpected

If you’re not already covered with BNZ Advantage Visa Platinium card travel insurance, get our travel insurance cover online. You and your family can be covered in minutes,^ and with a 24-hour emergency assistance helpline, you know you’ll be covered if something unexpected happens. We can also help with optional cover if you’re travelling for business.

Nine currencies on one card

Cash Passport^ is a reloadable prepaid travel money card that lets you hold multiple currencies on one card. Buy the currency before you travel and lock in exchange rates so you’ll know how much money you have to spend. A Cash Passport is PIN protected, and comes with a back-up card in case one is lost or stolen. You can purchase a Cash Passport from us in store.

Let us know before you go

Notify us of your travel plans so we can protect your cards and transactions better when you’re travelling overseas.

Stay in control when you’re overseas

Access your accounts

Take your NetGuard card with you so you can access Internet Banking ^ while you’re away. Our Mobile Banking app for iPhone, iPad and AndroidTM gives you even more flexibility to move money between BNZ accounts,^ and keep track of your finances on the go.

Pay your bills

Set up automatic payments in Internet Banking for bills that you pay regularly – like your rent, or payments to a credit card or savings account. You can also set up automated text or email alert messages^ to tell you your account balances and remind you when payments are due. 

Use overseas ATMs

You can use your BNZ credit or debit cards at most ATMs around the world.^If you don't have a PIN, you’ll need to visit us in store to get set up before you go. We can also set up your BNZ Visa with your BNZ accounts so you can access them at overseas ATMs showing the PLUS symbol.

Let your concierge sort out the details

If you’re a BNZ Advantage Visa Platinum cardholder, let the concierge book you a hotel, or make a last–minute dinner reservation, anywhere in the world.

Small Print

  1. Lending criteria, terms and fees apply. When using your credit or debit card overseas, fees may apply, including foreign currency service fees, overseas ATM withdrawal fees and electronic transaction charges.

  2. 90 Day Platinum International Leisure Travel Insurance (pdf 418kb) and Accidental Death and Disablement (Common Carrier) cover (‘Insurance’) is subject to the terms, conditions, exclusions (for example business travel, age limitations etc.) and eligibility criteria contained in the policy document. You should read the policy document to make sure that the Insurance meets your needs. The Insurance is provided to Platinum cardholders by Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited (‘Insurer’) under an agreement with BNZ. BNZ does not underwrite the Insurance, is not an agent of the Insurer, and does not guarantee the obligations of the Insurer. Premiums are payable for policy extensions such as pre-existing cover, duration extension and specified items.

  3. The minimum value for an online order is NZ$250.

  4. BNZ Service fees apply. Payment from a credit card will incur Cash Advance fees and interest.

  5. Approval criteria, terms and fees apply. Fees are subject to change. BNZ Travel Insurance is underwritten by Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited (Cigna) who will be responsible for all claims and other matters relating to your policy. BNZ does not guarantee the obligations of Cigna, so if Cigna refuses your claim, BNZ will not be liable. BNZ arranges travel insurance as an agent for Cigna and receives a commission on any policies sold. Full details of your cover and copy of your policy document is available by calling Cigna on 0800 269 872. Any insurance cover is subject to approval of a completed application and terms, conditions and exclusions do apply. Our Qualifying Financial Entity Disclosure Statement is available free of charge from any BNZ Store.

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

  7. Maintenance sometimes required. Mobile coverage and data required to access BNZ online banking services and the BNZ Mobile Banking App.

  8. Fees may apply.

  9. Alerts and notifications cannot be set up for Loan, Foreign Currency and Credit Card accounts.

  10. Debit interest and cash advance fees may apply. BNZ debit and credit card ATM withdrawals in foreign currencies will incur a foreign currency service fee. Overseas and non-BNZ ATM withdrawal fees apply. Overseas charges may apply.