Migrant Banking & Expatriate Team

Planning the big move to New Zealand? An ex-pat coming home? Maybe you have recently arrived and need help with your banking? Whatever your situation we have a dedicated, multi-lingual team ready to assist. 

Experience counts

Our Migrant Banking and Expatriate team has been offering the highest level of service to New Zealand migrants for over 20 years. 

We can offer advice and banking products to suit your individual financial needs, before you leave and when you arrive.

And if English isn't your first language our dedicated foreign language team is on hand to help.

Sort bank accounts before you arrive

It’s a good idea to set up a basic bank account before you arrive in New Zealand. We can help you do this up to a year before you even arrive*.

Apply for a New Zealand bank account*

Credit card applications before you arrive

Migrants with confirmed employment in New Zealand for a minimum of one year, can apply for a credit card prior to arrival.

You will need to open a bank account first*.  

Term Investments 

If you want the certainty of a fixed return and have $5000 or more to invest, a term investment may be a great option*. 

You can choose to invest in a term deposit or a term PIE fund. We also have foreign currency term investments. 

Find out more about Term Investments

Home loans 

Our team will put you in touch with a home loan specialist who can help you choose the right home loan option for you**. 

Doing business in New Zealand 

If you have business or investment goals for your new future in New Zealand, our team can help. 

Find out more about Investing in New Zealand.

Expat teams in Australia

Westpac Australia Branches 

If you’re a New Zealand expat moving home or an Australian looking to migrate to New Zealand, any branch of Westpac Australia can assist with your banking move.