International business

Whether you're importing or exporting, ASB has a team of international business specialists who provide services like trade finance, foreign exchange management, bank guarantees and global markets expertise.

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A new programme that supports high potential food and fibre businesses by providing them ACCESS to everything they would need to accelerate internationally. We are changing how we bank, guide and advise to ensure these modern businesses can grow through the critical scale-up phase to take their products to the world.

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Support for every stage

Whether you're just starting out on your international business journey, looking for tools to help you manage your business, or are ready to grow, we’ve got the tools, guides and expertise to help you get one step ahead. 

Great reasons to choose us

  • Access the latest digital tools to manage your international trade administration faster, easier and more securely
  • Work with global markets and international business experts to help you mitigate risk with assistance on foreign currency management and trade finance
  • Speak directly to our Capital Solutions team, to help you access capital for your business to scale-up and grow internationally
  • Ask our international business experts about navigating the challenges and identifying opportunities in trading overseas
  • Importers can save time and access a streamlined request for trade finance via our online banking platform
  • Be supported by a NZ-based relationship and trade documentation team that knows your business

Getting Started

Whether you're thinking about importing or exporting, discover products, tips and ideas to set you up for success. 

Introduction to Trade Finance

If you're considering importing stock or beginning to export your goods to overseas markets, there are a range of trade finance tools to help your operation run smoothly.

Trade Finance Loan

A trade finance loan can be used to provide short term funding for imports or exports. It's also a useful tool for maintaining cash flow to cover the longer lead times associated with international sales.

Looking to Import

Spotted a gap in the market? If you're considering importing, ASB's International business experts can help with services like foreign exchange management and payment guarantees.

Getting started with Exporting

Time to take your product or services to the world? ASB provides expert advice alongside the right financial tools and online solutions to make exporting easier.

Managing your International Business

Need some help with the day-to-day? Make running your business simple with these helpful online tools.

Smart Trade

The fast, easy and secure way to manage Trade Finance.

Foreign Exchange for business

If you buy and sell internationally, ASB's Global Markets team can help your business manage changes in exchange rates.


International trade has used paper documents since the Middle Ages. Now TradeWindow Docs has digitised that paper, and moved it to the cloud. It's easy to create, simple to update, and easy to share. 

FastNet Business International

Operating globally? As well as offering online trading tools, FastNet International simplifies managing finances and payrolls in overseas offices.

Guides to help you grow

Thinking bigger? Check out these helpful guides and resources to help you achieve your goals, or talk to our team of experts. 

Growing your business through exporting

Exporting overseas is an exciting opportunity for your business. Before you start, researching your market and understanding risks will improve your chances of success.

Managing seven key risks

The key to successful international business is to understand where those risks can arise, and having a risk management plan to deal with them. 

ASB Business Hub

Discover some of the challenges and opportunities facing international trade, and insights and tools to keep you one step ahead on the ASB Business Hub.

Growing my business internationally

Aiming to increase your business' international reach? ASB's international business experts understand the regulatory requirements of offshore markets and can provide a range of services, including finance solutions, to support growth.

Talk to the trade experts

Before you import or export, a wealth of experience is available to help you make the right decisions. ASB can provide you with expert advice, influential contacts and all-important market access.

ASB Economic Reports

Get the latest economic and market insights impacting New Zealand business from our economists.

Next steps

Enquire online

Tell us about your business and how we can help, and one of our team will get back to you.

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