Receiving pension and benefit payments from overseas
We no longer accept foreign cheques. If you’re receiving an overseas pension or benefit payment by cheque from one of the countries below, there are ways to receive these payments into your bank account electronically.
Australia and the United Kingdom
The direct deposit and special banking options are available if you receive a pension or benefit payment from Australia and the United Kingdom. To learn more about your payment options and how to apply, visit workandincome.govt.nz
Canada and the United States
If you receive pension and benefit payments from Canada or the United States (social security payments), you can receive these by direct deposits to your account by completing the forms below.
- Direct deposit enrolment form (PDF 1.53MB).
- SSA’s direct deposit sign up form (PDF 66KB).
The form will need to be signed by one of our team before it is submitted. Call us to make an appointment at a BNZ branch to talk through the form with one of our team.