about us

Your banking partner for life.

Backing locals since 1862.

NBS is a mutual entity incorporated under the Building Societies Act 1965.
We provide banking services aiming to meet the needs of both personal and business banking clients.  Products include transactional accounts, savings and term investment options along with home and business loans.  Clients transact with NBS via on-line and mobile banking channels, by using the NBS Debit MasterCard® and face to face via our branch network.

NBS has developed strong community links through its Clients and are committed to the people who support it. We use profits to improve our services and then invest the remainder locally to make a difference in our communities.


Experience and Longevity 

We’ve been around since 1862. We meet your banking needs now and will for generations to come. 

Community Investment 

We’re owned by our clients and proud to be investing in our local community. 

Exceptional Personal Service 

We know our clients by name. Our flexibility ensures we make timely decisions based on local knowledge. 

Our clients

Read about why our clients love banking with NBS.

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Our people

Our people make us who we are. Meet some of our amazing team.

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Our Branches

Local branches are looking like a thing of the past - but we've got eight branches that are here to stay! Pop in and see us today.

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Why choose NBS?

The Directors and executive management team are experienced in the financial services and banking industries.

NBS is funded through retail deposits. These deposits have varying maturity dates which assist in managing liquidity and re-financing risk.


NBS holds a credit rating of BB+ Stable from Fitch Ratings, a Reserve Bank approved credit rating agency.

Looking after Depositors’ money is something NBS takes very seriously. Diversification of risk is coupled with robust governance, experienced management and a rigorous approach to lending. More than 80% of loans are secured by first mortgages against tangible property in the Nelson, Tasman, West Coast and Mid Canterbury regions.


Get in Touch

Experience friendly, personal service like you’ve never seen before.

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Ways to bank

Bank online, on your phone or face-to-face - the choice is yours

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Interest rates and fees

Find all our interest rates and fees here, in one helpful location.

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International services

We offer a wide range of foreign currency services.

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Documents and Disclosures

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Online Safety

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Consumer Protection

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