Moving forward while celebrating the past is the vision for NBS.
We have a modern look that shows our contemporary side while also acknowledging our respect for good, old-fashioned values. We believe in continuing those principles that helped NBS to become a success way back in those gold-rush days of the 1860’s. Not that it’s anything new. We’ve been doing it for one hundred and fifty years now and it seems to be something that our customers can relate to – because the things that really matter to people, like trust, friendliness, performance and dependability, never go out of fashion.
NBS is New Zealand’s oldest Building Society. NBS was founded in 1862 to provide housing and personal finance in the Nelson region. NBS is a building society registered under the Building Societies Act 1965. NBS has expanded into the Tasman, West Coast, Golden Bay and Mid Canterbury regions and continues to offer traditional banking services: loans, deposits and transactional banking to retail and SME customers. The predominant lending activity remains the provision of owner-occupied home loans.