Moving to Australia or New Zealand?

Arranging your banking in Australia or New Zealand before you arrive, offers you a number of benefits.  Two of the biggest are having the ability to transfer money to your new country at a point in time when you can benefit most from foreign exchange rates and having fast access to your funds when you arrive.

We can help you set-up your banking in Australia with NAB or New Zealand with BNZ up to 12 months before you arrive at your destination.

National Bank of Australia BNZ

Setting up your accounts is easy via our simple online application form and your account(s), which are interest bearing, will normally be open and ready to receive funds within 2-5 working days.

We will advise you of your account details via a secure email which will also contain your international money transfer details and the name of your dedicated banker in destination country.  We provide all of our customers with a named banker, who has experience of dealing with migrant customers, as we recognise that you have unique needs.  It is important to note that you will not be able to withdraw funds from your account until you have been formally identified by your banker.

When you arrive in your destination country you will meet with your banker, who will formally identify you, fully activate your accounts, provide you with your bank cards and talk to you about your plans and financial needs.

In addition to your banker you will be supported by our dedicated Migrant Banking Team based in the UK, many of which have first hand experience in moving to the other side of the world!  They are there to help you and answer your banking questions.

To find out more and to apply for an account please visit or

call our UK Team on +44 (0)208 614 9320.

We look forward to being of service to you.

National Australia Bank Group has not taken into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and recommends that you consider whether any advice in this statement is appropriate for your circumstances.  National Australia Bank Group recommends you consider the Terms and Conditions or other disclosure document, available from NAB or BNZ, before making any decisions regarding this product.  Products in Australia are issued by © 2012 National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) ABN 12 004 044 937 AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 230686.  Products issued in New Zealand are issued by Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).  

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