International Services

We offer a wide range of foreign currency service, right here at your local NBS branch.

International Services

  • Cash passport is a prepaid travel money card ideal for use overseas in foreign currencies
  • Load 9 currencies on a single card. New Zealand Dollars, Australian Dollars, Euro, US Dollars, Great British Pounds, Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars and Singapore Dollars
  • Cash Passport can be used instore, online or to withdraw cash from international ATMs in local currency
  • Locked in exchange rates so you know exactly how much foreign currency you have to spend
  • Reload your Cash Passport whenever you like
  • Protected via 24/7 global assistance, CHIP + PIN security and the MasterCard network
Fees and Charges along with the Product Disclosure Statement for the Cash Passport Platinum facility is available free of charge at 

Order foreign cash at NBS and we can have it available for you within 24 hours.

International Money Transfers

The fastest and most secure method of transferring funds overseas - Available in over 70 currencies.

An International Money Transfer (IMT) is an electronic transfer of funds for a specified currency and amount to an overseas recipient (the beneficiary).

  • Beneficiary Name: Recipient's full account name and address
  • Beneficiary Account: Recipient's full account number or IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
  • Beneficiary Bank: The beneficiary banks's name, address and SWIFT Code (Also known as a Bank Identifier Code/BIC)

Care must be taken when giving, writing or entering beneficiary account information. An international money transfer is often processed by account number only, so it is important that the account number is correct. Even though NBS will ask for an account name and number, our systems do not check that they correspond.

International Bank Draft

We purchase and sell foreign currency drafts in over 35 currencies.

  • A bank draft is a convenient and cost effective way to send money overseas or pay for overseas expenses
  • Bank drafts are made out to a recipient in the currency of your choice. They must be paid into the recipient's bank account and cannot be exchanged for cash

With our "Holding Balance" services you can hold foreign currency for up to 90 days without having to open and manage a foreign currency bank account.

Please contact your local NBS Branch - they will provide you with the relevant information required.


Outward TT Fee                                                                                                                                                $25.00
Outward Draft Fee $25.00
Acceptance of Foreign Cheque Fee $5.00
Acceptance of Foreign Cheque Fee (Over NZD$25,000) $40.00
Fees are subject to change.