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International money transfers

Need to send or receive money between New Zealand and another country? An international money transfer is a quick and secure way to pay someone overseas from your ASB account using FastNet Classic internet banking.

Benefits at a glance

  • Set up an international payment or check you’ve received one anywhere, anytime with FastNet Classic internet banking
  • Get competitive exchange rates and fees
  • You choose whether the recipient or sender pays any other bank fees
  • Available for business or personal banking

Is it right for me?

An international money transfer is an easy, fast and secure way to electronically transfer money overseas. It's also a great way to receive foreign payments. Sometimes known as wires or telegraphic transfers, international money transfers are well established and comply with an international standard agreed by banks worldwide.

While international money transfers are often ideal, in some situations you might want something physical like a Foreign Cheque.

Sending a payment

Information you'll need

To send an international money transfer from your ASB account using FastNet Classic internet banking, you'll need:
  • Beneficiary Name: Recipient's full account name and address
  • Beneficiary Account: Full account number or IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
  • Beneficiary Bank: The beneficiary bank's name, address and SWIFT Code (also known as a Bank Identifier Code/BIC)

Our handy list shows what different countries might need from you.

Stay secure with Netcode

When arranging your international money transfer in FastNet Classic, you'll need a Netcode to complete your transaction. This is a randomly generated code which is texted to your mobile or, if you're a FastNet Business internet banking user, sent to your Netcode token.

Managing overseas bank charges

Overseas banks normally charge a fee for receiving international money transfers. If you want your recipient to receive the exact amount sent, choose ‘Sender to Pay’ in FastNet Classic or FastNet Business internet banking. If you’re setting up a payment in branch, let them know at the time.

Sanctions

We do not currently send money to certain countries that have international sanctions.

Ready to go?

Arrange your international money transfer online in FastNet Classic internet banking. Not with ASB? Call us on 0800 925 566 or visit any ASB branch to arrange an International Money Transfer.

Receiving a payment

Money can be transferred into your ASB bank account from anywhere in the world. Just provide the sender with the following information:

  • Your full account name (as on your bank statement).
  • Your full account number.

    For example, your ASB NZD account is formatted like this, 12-3XXX-XXXXXXX-XX, while your ASB Foreign Currency Account is in this format, 2XXXXXXX-CCY-XX.

    If an IBAN (International Bank Account Number) is requested, provide your full account number (as above).

    If a BSB or Sort Code is requested, please provide the first six digits of your full bank account number. These represent the bank and branch codes (12-3XXX).

  • ASB's bank name and registered address:

    ASB Bank Limited
    12 Jellicoe Street
    Auckland Central
    Auckland 1010

  • ASB's SWIFT Code/BIC: ASBBNZ2A.

You need to be careful that you provide the correct information. We're not able to check if the account details match the account name when we process a money transfer, so it's important you double check everything is right.

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Fees

Sending payment

Staff-assisted
FastNet Classic
International money transfer

Other banks' charges may apply

International money transfer trace/amendment/cancellation

Other banks' charges may apply

Receiving payment

Payment received directly by ASB

Fee
Payment settled to NZD account at ASB

(fee waived for payments of NZ$100 or less)

Payment to other bank account, settled in NZD

Other banks' charges may apply

(fee waived for payments of NZ$100 or less)

 

Get started today

01. Calculate

Use our calculator to find out what your money is worth in another currency.

02a. Send

Send an international money transfer using FastNet Classic internet banking or at any ASB branch.

02b. Receive

Provide the sender with your ASB account details and ASB's SWIFT Code/BIC - ASBBNZ2A.

03. Check

If you’ve sent an international money transfer, make sure the recipient has got it. If you’re expecting overseas funds, use FastNet Classic internet banking to check your account.

Send an international money transfer

Arrange an international money transfer online

Send an international money transfer using FastNet Classic internet banking.

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We’re here to help 24 hours a day.

0800 803 804

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Not with ASB? You can join ASB or send an international money transfer at any ASB branch.

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ASB’s terms apply. Fees may change. Refer to asb.co.nz for other fees and charges. 

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