TransferWise has arrived in New Zealand! What does this mean? Well, before now, transfers in and out of New Zealand were through SWIFT. TransferWise New Zealand now has a local NZ bank it can use – Bank of New Zealand.
- User Rating
- Transfer Type
- Regular Payments
- Mobile App
- Min Transfer Amount
- Travel Debit Card
- Global Bank Accounts
So, when you want to send money globally out of NZ through TransferWise you can send or ‘upload’ your money locally to Bank of New Zealand. This saves you even more money!
Transfers globally were not done with TransferWise’ awesome peer to peer transfer system. This system matches global money transfers in and out of the country through TransferWise so in effect no money leaves the country. It’s just “swapped” between TransferWise customers through their system.
What countries can you send to through TransferWise New Zealand?
|All Euro||Single European Payments Area (EUR)|
|United Kingdom||Pounds Sterling (GBP)|
|USA||US Dollar (USD)|
|Australia||Australian Dollar (AUD)|
|Hungary||Hungarian Forint (HUF)|
|India||Indian Rupee (INR)|
|Poland||Polish Zu0142oty (PLN)|
|Switzerland (and Liechtenstein)||Swiss Francs (CHF)|
|Sweden||Swedish Krone (SEK)|
|Denmark||Danish Krone (DKK)|
|Norway||Norwegian Krone (NOK)|
|Canada||Canadian Dollars (CAD)|
|Japan||Japanese Yen (JPY)|
|Czech Republic||Czech Koruna (CZK)|
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian Lev (BGN)|
|Singapore||Singapore Dollar (SGD)|
|New Zealand||New Zealand Dollar (NZD)|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)|
|Georgia||Georgian Lari (GEL)|
|Romania||Romanian Leu (RON)|
|Turkey||Turkish Lira (TRY)|
|Malaysia||Malaysian ringgit (MYR)|
|Philippines||Philippine Peso (PHP)|
|Brazil||Brazilian Real (BRL)|
|Nigeria||Nigerian Nairi (NGN)|
|Pakistan||Pakistani Rupee (PKR)|
What are the fees you pay to send money globally through TransferWise New Zealand?
|AUD||0.7%||0.7%*||A$1||A$300||Minimum fee within Australia is AUD$2|
|BGN||0.5%||0.5%||2 BGN||400 BGN|
|BRL||2%*||-||16 BRL*||800 BRL*||*The minimum fee is 16 BRL. Both the threshold and the minimum fee are calculated at the mid market rate into the currency you're sending from|
|CAD||0.5%||0.5%+*||C$10||C$300||Sending from Canada is via SWIFT and carries an additional charge of C$10 as well as extra banking charges. See here."|
|CHF||0.5%||0.5%||1.5 CHF||300 CHF||*Sending to and from Japan is via SWIFT and carries a higher fee from our side of 1000 JPY as well as extra banking charges. See here."|
|CZK||0.5%||0.5%||30 CZK||6 000 CZK|
|DKK||0.5%||0.5%||10 Kr||2 000 Kr|
|GEL||0.5%||0.5%||2 GEL||500 GEL|
|HUF||0.5%||0.5%||300 HUF||60 000 HUF|
|JPY||0.5%+*||0.5%+*||1 000 JPY||2m JPY|
|NGN||1%||-||580 NGN*||-||*The minimum fee when sending to NGN is 2 GBP, which is approx 580 NGN, and is calculated at the mid market rate into the currency you're sending from|
|NOK||0.5%||0.5%||10 Kr||2 000 Kr|
|PHP||1%*||-||145 PHP*||-||*The minimum fee is 145 PHP calculated at the mid market rate into the currency you're sending from|
|PLN||0.5%||0.5%||5 PLN||1 000 PLN|
|RON||1%*||1%*||10 RON*||1 000 RON||*The minimum fee is 10RON calculated at the mid market rate into the currency you're sending from when sending to RON. When sending from RON, it's simply 10RON|
|SEK||0.5%||0.5%||10 Kr||2 000 Kr|
|TRY||1%*||1%*||6 TRY||600 TRY||*The minimum fee is 6 TRY calculated at the mid market rate into the currency you're sending from when sending to TRY. When sending from TRY, it's simply 6 TRY|
|USD||0.5%||*||*||*||*Fees for transfers from USD are calculated slightly different. For more information, please see our USD specific FAQ here."|
Reasons for Global Money Transfers
Transferring money globally through the big banks can cost you a fortune. Save up to 85% on the unnecessary bank fees using TransferWise NZ. This means more money for you and less for the big banks.
- Retire to a warmer climate. Keep more of your pension and send it abroad through TransferWise New Zealand. There are plenty of Kiwi’s retiring in Noosa, Australia!
- Pay off your student loan. You’re living abroad. Maybe Australia or the UK. Send money back to New Zealand and pay your loan off faster!
- Buying a property abroad? You’re already paying the banks a fortune. Don’t give them more fees by sending money internationally through them.
Now you sign up to TransferWise NZ and look forward to making quick and cost-effective international money transfers.
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