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.

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.

After sending your IMT, if it is subsequently returned to ASB for any reason, please be aware that exchange rate losses and fees may apply.


We do not currently send money to, or receive money from, certain countries that have international sanctions.

Ready to go?

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:

  • Beneficiary name: Your full account name (as on your bank statement)
  • Beneficiary account number: Your full account number. This is the account you want the money deposited to and can be either your ASB NZD account (12-3nnn-0nnnnnn-nn) or your ASB Foreign Currency Account (nnnnnnnn-[CCY]-nn)
  • IBAN (International Bank Account Number): If you're asked for an IBAN, provide your full account number, as above.
  • BSB or Sort Code: If you're asked, these are the first six digits of your full ASB NZD account number - they represent the bank and branch codes (for example 12-3086). If you want the money sent to your ASB Foreign Currency Account, a Sort Code isn't required.
  • Bank details: Beneficiary bank's name and address

    ASB Bank Limited
    12 Jellicoe Street
    Auckland Central
    Auckland 1010

  • SWIFT code: ASB's SWIFT Code/BIC is 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.

Transferring money to your ASB account?

If you are receiving money from an overseas account into your ASB account, you're the beneficiary and your ASB account is the beneficiary account.


Popular foreign exchange rates

You Receive
You Send

Australian Dollar


British Pound




Japanese Yen


U.S. Dollar

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See all ASB foreign exchange rates


Sending payment

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

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.

Arrange online

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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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