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Offline Wreckit

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Best bank in NZ
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:27:53 am »
Hi Guys,

Anyone can advice on a good bank in NZ? I would like to start applying now for an account?

Offline Johnson

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Re: Best bank in NZ
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 09:28:02 am »
I've used BNZ, Westpac, ANZ, Kiwibank and ASB.

I'd recommend ASB over the others - my preference is largely due to their fantastic banking app and easy online banking. I do still use Kiwibank as well but only for a credit card as it has the highest airpoints earning ability.
Applied for work permit 14/04/2008
EOI submitted 20/04/2008
EOI selected 23/04/2008
ITA received 05/05/2008
Work permit approved 27/05/2008
Arrived in NZ 31/05/2008
PR received 01/10/2008

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Re: Best bank in NZ
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 09:28:02 am »

Offline Heaven

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Re: Best bank in NZ
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 02:57:27 am »
I'm with ASB and they've been fantastic. I can't comment too much on other banks as I haven't used them for anything really. I've heard it's easy to open a Westpac bank account online from SA, but can't speak from experience.
02-04-2011 - Landed in NZ for LSD
22-07-2011 - 5 year WP issued
18-08-2011 - Moved to NZ
21-09-2011 - EOI submitted & selected
21-03-2012 - Residence Approved
16-04-2014 - Permanent Residence Approved