• 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 Kiwibank 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

View current interest rates and fees.

Accounts are available in:

  • Australian Dollars
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Danish Krone
  • Euro
  • Great Britain Pounds
  • Hong Kong Dollars
  • Japanese Yen
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Polish Zloty
  • 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 banking 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 +644 460 9290 from overseas - or email us at international@kiwibank.co.nz.

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 deposit form (PDF 81.6 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 cannot deposit foreign cash into your foreign currency account.

For more information, phone 0800 222 490 from New Zealand or +644 460 9290 from overseas - or email us at international@kiwibank.co.nz..

Download Kiwibank’s Disclosure Statement (PDF 1.0 MB) or pick up a copy at your local Kiwibank.