Receiving an international payment

A deposit can be made directly into either your Kiwibank New Zealand dollar everyday account or Kiwibank Foreign Currency Account from another bank from just about anywhere in the world.

The person sending you the money needs the following information:

Your information

  • Your full account name
  • Your account number (either your 15 digit NZD account or Foreign Currency Account number, depending on the account you want the funds to arrive in). Please contact our international services team if you'd like to credit your Foreign Currency Account.
  • Your physical address

Kiwibank details

Kiwibank Limited, Level 9, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Swift Code: KIWINZ22

Their information

In order for us to credit your account when we receive the money, we need to comply with Anti-Money Laundering legislation. So, make sure the person sending you the money includes:

  • Their account number: At the sending bank
  • Their full name: No initials – everything needs to be spelled out
  • Their full street address: PO Box numbers aren’t acceptable

Extra information you might need to supply

You may be asked to provide extra information, like BSB numbers, sort codes, routing codes or IBAN numbers. These are just different terms used overseas for bank, branch and account numbers. Your full Kiwibank NZD Transactional account number starting with ‘38’ includes these details.

If you have any questions, please contact our international services team or email

What it costs

See our international accounts and services fees.

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