Kiwibank was the brainchild of politician Jim Anderton, who wanted a locally-owned, locally-run bank that would operate in the interest of New Zealanders, with profits staying in the country rather than heading offshore.

We were born in 2002 and have grown up fast. Since then, we've left the New Zealand Post nest and become one of the country's biggest banks, working hard to help make Kiwi better off. Below are some key milestones we've had along the way.

Most recently

2021 - 2018

2017 - 2015

  • Kiwibank standalone branches are rolled out in communities around the country
  • We launched QuickPay, a device that lets business banking customers take EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard® payments through a smartphone and get paid anywhere, anytime.
  • We formed partnerships with Banqer, the Department of Conservation, Aviva and Ākina Foundation
  • We got Banqer into 1,000 Kiwi schools
  • We explored New Zealanders’ relationship with money in the hit TV show, Mind Over Money with Nigel Latta and TVNZ.

2014 - 2012

  • We turned 10 and reached over 800,000 customers
  • Our mobile app launched, changing how customers bank online
  • Our sister company, Kiwi Wealth Management (which is part of Kiwi Group Holdings Limited), buys Gareth Morgan Investments
  • We partnered with Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust to support them to deliver no fee no interest micro-loans to Kiwi in need
  • Kiwi Insurance receives its full licence, simplifying the way life insurance can be packaged for our customers.

2011 - 2009

2008 – 2006

  • First New Zealand bank to launch real-time mobile banking
  • We invest in New Zealand Home Loans, buying it outright four years later
  • Awarded by Deloitte as the most improved performance and fastest growing employer
  • We reached 600,000 customers.

2005 - 2002

  • Kiwibank was born, providing banking services via PostShops throughout New Zealand
  • In two short years we exceeded 250,000 customers
  • Our business banking offering launched.

What we're currently doing