Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Opening a NZ Bank Acount

Opening a NZ Bank Acount

Old Mar 7th 2009, 1:35 pm
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
RobDon's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Rotorua
Posts: 1,626
RobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Opening a NZ Bank Acount

Hiya, more newbies here! Be gentle!
Anyone got any advice about opening bank accounts - Is it better to open an account over here or wait till we get there? Also which are the best ones to be looking at?
Any help gratefully received.
RobDon is offline  
Old Mar 7th 2009, 10:23 pm
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
weejie's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Dunedin
Posts: 1,383
weejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond reputeweejie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Opening a NZ Bank Acount

It is easy to open an NZ account from here,just look for migrant banking/account. From what we saw most banks were ok but we opted for westpac. HTH

Phyl x

p.s see this thread
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=595381
weejie is offline  
Old Mar 8th 2009, 2:45 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
teebrown's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Rolleston, Canterbury NZ
Posts: 631
teebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond reputeteebrown has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Opening a NZ Bank Acount

We opened one with Kiwi bank, we just emailed them and they sent us the application forms, it was very easy and they were very helpful.
teebrown is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2009, 9:34 am
  #4  
Me, my 2 boys & Red 10
 
Team-Reynolds's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Wellington, NZ
Posts: 55
Team-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really niceTeam-Reynolds is just really nice
Default Re: Opening a NZ Bank Acount

Hi Ya
Its easy to open an account here. We registered for an account before we got to NZ. Then when you arrive just go to a branch with your passport to activate it.
We went for Westpac as they dont charge you for having a visa card. I think the other banks do but don't quote me, just check out their websites.
Hope that helps
Team-Reynolds is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2009, 11:26 am
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
RobDon's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Rotorua
Posts: 1,626
RobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond reputeRobDon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Opening a NZ Bank Acount

Thanks for all your replies. Am looking into it as we speak!!
RobDon is offline  
Old Mar 10th 2009, 11:45 am
  #6  
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 146
Umpatan is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Opening a NZ Bank Acount

Originally Posted by RobDon View Post
Hiya, more newbies here! Be gentle!
Anyone got any advice about opening bank accounts - Is it better to open an account over here or wait till we get there? Also which are the best ones to be looking at?
Any help gratefully received.
I heard that the Kiwi banks give 3.5% interest? Is this true, or is the rate better? I wonder how the recession is affecting Kiwiland, the Twin of Japan?
The North Island is Hokkaido, and the South is Honshu. Japan's Shikoku is actually Australia which is way bloated. Kyushu is Greenland.
Umpatan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.