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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.

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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.

See our guide for information on how to use your Foreign Currency Account.

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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

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.

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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

Other helpful guides

ASB’s terms apply.

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