Managing your ASB account from overseas

When you're heading overseas - whether to live or just for a visit - it's good to know you'll be able to easily manage your money while you're away. Learn how to get set up, transfer money and pay bills from wherever in the world you happen to be.


Get set up before you go

Register for FastNet Classic internet banking

Before you go, set up FastNet Classic internet banking so you'll be able to easily manage your money while travelling and do your banking anywhere there's an internet connection.

Set up Netcode

For an extra layer or security, just register your local or international mobile phone number or use your Netcode token. If you're already overseas, call us on +64 9 306 3000 and we'll get you set up.

Get the ASB Mobile app

With the ASB Mobile app, you'll be able to:

  • view account and credit card balances
  • transfer money 
  • pay bills from your mobile or smartphone

Just be aware of overseas data charges as these can sometimes be quite high.

Open an ASB Foreign Currency Account

If you're planning on staying overseas for a while, consider setting up an ASB Foreign Currency Account. This can be handy when you want to transfer money, receive payments and make transactions in a foreign currency.

Use FastNet Classic internet banking to open an ASB Foreign Currency Account now.


Transferring money internationally

Sending money from your ASB account overseas

An international money transfer is an electronic transfer of money around the globe - either from your ASB account when you want to pay someone overseas - or to your ASB account when you need to receive a payment from an overseas party.

Setting up an international money transfer is straight forward; you can do it through FastNet Classic internet banking, or you can complete an international money transfer application and fax or email to any ASB branch. We'll contact you during New Zealand business hours to complete your request. Please make sure your contact details are up-to-date. You can find out how to update your contact details here.

Receiving money into your ASB account from overseas

To arrange for an international money transfer sent to your ASB account, you'll need this information:

  • Beneficiary name: this is your full account name
  • Beneficiary account number: this is your full account number, either your ASB NZD account (12-3nnn-0nnnnnn nn) or your ASB Foreign Currency Account (nnnnnnnn-[CCY]-nn)
  • If you're asked for an IBAN, it's your full ASB account number
  • If you're asked for a Sort Code, this is the first six digits of your full ASB NZD account number - these 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.
  • Beneficiary bank's name, address and SWIFT code, this is:

ASB Bank Limited
12 Jellicoe Street
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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.


Sending a cheque overseas from your ASB account

A foreign cheque provides a physical way to send money to someone overseas. It’s made out to the name of the recipient, in the currency of your choice, and it must be paid into a bank account (it can’t be exchanged for cash).

Use the ASB Mobile app or FastNet Classic internet banking to arrange a foreign cheque.

Arrange your foreign exchange now

Arrange your foreign exchange online

You can order foreign notes and foreign cheques from the ASB Mobile app and FastNet Classic internet banking. To make an international money transfer you can use FastNet Classic internet banking.

Arrange online

Call us

We’re here to help.

0800 803 804

Call us from overseas

You can call us during New Zealand business hours (international toll charges apply).

+64 9 306 3000

Visit a branch

Exchange a range of currencies at any ASB branch across New Zealand.

Find a branch

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