Account at a glance

  • Accounts are on call, so you can access your account when you need to through internet banking.

  • Your unique account number can be used by others to pay directly into your account.

  • You can have multiple accounts in different currencies.

  • Convert currency when you think exchange rates are favourable.

  • There’s no card access and you can’t withdraw cash directly – you can use your FCA to transfer funds electronically between other accounts all over the world.

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Accounts are available in:

  • Australian Dollars
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Danish Krone
  • Euro
  • Great Britain Pounds
  • Hong Kong Dollars
  • Japanese Yen
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Singapore Dollars
  • South African Rand
  • Swedish Krona
  • Swiss Francs
  • US Dollars

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To open a Kiwibank Foreign Currency Account, you’ll need to have a Kiwibank everyday account in New Zealand Dollars and a minimum deposit of $500 NZD.

Contact our International Services Team on 0800 222 490 from New Zealand or +64 4 460 9290 from overseas or email us at

Depositing money into your FCA

You can transfer funds into your FCA through internet banking – or by international money transfer if you’re overseas.

To deposit a cheque or bank draft, complete a foreign currency account collection form (PDF 54.5 KB) and send it with your foreign cheques or drafts to:

Kiwibank Level 1 7 Waterloo Quay Wellington New Zealand Attention: International Services Team

Kiwibank takes no responsibility for your deposit until it has been signed for at this address. We recommend you use a courier service to track your delivery.

Please note that you can't deposit foreign cash into your foreign currency account.

For more information, phone 0800 222 490 from New Zealand or +64 4 460 9290 from overseas or email us at

Download Kiwibank’s Disclosure Statement (PDF 2.1 MB) or pick up a copy at your local Kiwibank.