Open a New Zealand bank account from overseas.
Looking to create a new life in New Zealand? Our specialist team may be able to set up your banking needs before you arrive to help make your move as smooth as possible.
How we can help.
- Set up your account up to 180 days before you migrate in some circumstances.
- Have money waiting for you in your NZ account when you arrive.
- Start building your savings and credit history immediately.
- Once activated, access your account at any time with Westpac One® online banking.
Why join Westpac?
Bank your way
Pay with your mobile
24/7 fraud protection
New Zealand's first carbonzero certified bank
Our commitments to New Zealand
If you’re from overseas and studying in New Zealand, you could get a transaction account with no monthly account or transaction fees³ and much more. You can even keep the money in your local currency.International Student Account
Things you should know.
1 Apple Pay is available to all eligible Westpac debit and credit Mastercard customers. Excludes Mastercard BusinessCard, Westpac Business Prepaid Mastercard, hotpoints Visa, hotpoints Gold Visa, hotpoints Portfolio Gold Visa, Prepaid and Global Currency cards. Customers also need a compatible Apple Device.
2 Provided you notify us as soon as possible, have not acted fraudulently or negligently, and have complied with the card’s Conditions of Use.
3 Service fees still apply, for example online bill payments. Find out more about our Transaction and Service Fees brochure.
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