Law firm banking

ASB has a team dedicated to meeting the banking needs of law firms and conveyancing specialists, as well as an online tool for managing your clients' funds under trust.

Benefits at a glance

  • An experienced team focussed on legal firms
  • The only real-time online trust fund management system
  • Fee-free Same Day Cleared Payments
  • We bank over a third of New Zealand's law conveyancing firms
  • Real time ASB-to-ASB funds settlement available up to 6pm on business days

How it works

Expert advice and understanding

Legal firms and conveyancing specialists have particular banking requirements. ASB banks over a third of New Zealand's conveyancing law firms, and our unique team of legal banking specialists is one of the most experienced in the industry. They understand your banking and financial needs and can help you make the most of ASB's products and technology.

Online trust account management

FastNet Business Professional Trust lets you manage client funds, in real time, and with total control. You can open new accounts with unique account numbers, deposit and withdraw funds, calculate and credit interest, and close call accounts at will. You can open term deposits and on call accounts, and provide clients with electronic ASB statements at any time. The service is part of FastNet Business internet banking, which you can also use to manage your firm’s own finances.

Real-time transactions

ASB transfers cleared funds in real time. That means even large transactions like home or business conveyancing can be quicker and simpler to manage, especially between ASB accounts.

ASB to ASB Settlement protocols

Property settlement payments are almost always needed in real time. Usually this means arranging a Same Day Cleared Payment. But if both the vendor's lawyer and the purchaser's lawyers are with ASB, they can use a simple online payment instead. The payment goes through immediately as cleared funds.

We have a full settlement protocol for ASB-to-ASB settlements. These protocols have been prepared based on Section 6 of the Property Transactions and E-dealing Practice Guidelines 2012 (updated April 2015), prepared by the New Zealand Law Society's Property Law Section. The Property Law Section has a copy of these protocols.

Read the protocols

Online trust management with NZ Lawyer

Could your firm benefit from FastNet Business Professional Trust? NZ Lawyer spoke to our expert, who explains how this online service works, and why so many law firms use it every day to manage their funds under trust.

Can we help your business?

Call us

Our team is dedicated to meeting the specific needs of legal practices and conveyancing specialists.

0800 272 422

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We're happy to answer your questions.


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ASB's terms apply.

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