Our Community


We back not-for-profits with a range of customised products and services. 

NBS are proud sponsors of the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust

Are you a local community group or sporting organisation? 

We offer everyday banking, savings and investment accounts.

At NBS, we're all about supporting the community and those who support us. That's why if you are a not-for-profit organisation, we back you with a range of customised products and services, making banking easy. 

Interest Rates & Fees

NBS Cheque Interest Rates - Not for Profit
Interest paid on credit balances over $5,000 0.05% p.a.
Interest paid on credit balances over $50,000 0.50% p.a.

Interest rates are subject to change.

NBS Call Rates
Interest rate applies to Personal, Business, Rural and Not for Profit Call Accounts
NBS CALL - All credit balances 0.75% p.a.

Interest rates are current from 10th May 2022 and subject to change.

NBS Target Rates
NBS TARGET - All credit balances 0.25% p.a.

Interest rates are subject to change.

Term Investment Rates
30 days 0.80% p.a.
90 days 1.80% p.a.
6 months 2.85% p.a.
9 months 3.30% p.a.
12 months 4.00% p.a.
24 months 4.10% p.a.
36 months 4.35% p.a.

Interest rates are current from 3rd August 2022 and subject to change at any time without notice.

If you make an early withdrawal, we will reduce the returns on the withdrawn funds by 2.00%; however your returns will not go below 0.05% p.a.

NBS is not a registered bank.

Take advantage of

  • No transactional account fees.
  • Internet banking with dual signatory authorisation.
  • Mobile EFTPOS machines.
  • NBS Sponsorship, grants and donations.
  • Use of community vehicles.
  • NBS Marquees.
  • NBS Merchandise.

Products available

Cheque Account

Take control of your day-to-day banking.

Cheque Account
Call Account

Interest-bearing and perfect for short-term savings goals.

Call Account
Target Saver Account

An account that encourages you to save, with prizes to make it more fun!

Target Saver Account
Term Investments

Maximise your savings with our term investment options.

Term Investments

Not for Profit Fees

There are NO transactions fees applied to NBS Not for Profit banking

If you wish to terminate your Term Investment before its maturity date or alter the terms of the Investment, NBS may, at its discretion charge an early withdrawal fee in the form of a 1.00% per annum reduction in the interest rate for the term of the term deposit. 

Terms and Conditions

To complete the account set up, you will need to provide evidence of your organisation's not-for-profit status (e.g. Companies Office registration, a tax exemption certificate). Term Investments have a minimum deposit of $5,000 and Target accounts have a minimum deposit of $100. NBS General Terms and Conditions apply. NBS’s current Product Disclosure Statement is available free of charge at any NBS branch. Service charges may apply.

NBS Community Banking

We Believe. We Invest.

Groups we Support
NBS Sponsorship Dollars
$1.847 billion
Total Deposits and Lending
NBS Clients

Figures correct as of 31st March 2022.