BNZ SWIFT Codes – Bank of New Zealand

On this page, you’ll find a range of information relating to BNZ and its branch does, or SWIFT/BIC codes are they are more commonly known as.

For all the operations of BNZ, you can use the following codes for a number of different purposes – the main one being to transfer money into a BNZ bank account..

Here are the BNZ SWIFT codes:

BNZ Branch Name

Swift Code

BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Auckland branch BKNZNZ22100
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Christchurch branch BKNZNZ22800
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Dunedin branch BKNZNZ22900
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Wellington branch (Branch) BKNZNZ22500
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Wellington branch (Head Office) BKNZNZ22985
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Wellington branch BKNZNZ22

What can you use these codes for?

BNZ codes can be used for an array of different purposes. As mentioned earlier, one of the most commonly used purposes it to transfer money from a bank outside of New Zealand into an account with the Bank of New Zealand in New Zealand itself.

However, and less commonly known to those not working directly in a bank, these unique identifying codes can be used for a number of other reasons as well.

For example, and this may surprise you, these codes are the most commonly method used to securely send messages to one another electronically. Especially the the two parties are not in the same country.

Let’s take a look at some statistics quickly:

  • On the 21 March 2017 – 27.23 million financial messages were sent – on that day alone. That’s an incredibly high number, and it’s set to increase further.

According to SWIFT’s (the organisation) figures – growth for February 2017 was nearly a full 8.0% higher than February 2016. This shows a strong growth trend on the use of SWIFT codes.

Using BNZ’s Codes

There are a number of steps you should be taking when you use the codes belonging to BNZ. The first step is to double check the codes are indeed the right ones.

To do that, you can either call BNZ directly (you can find their contact information here), or visit SWIFT’s website and conduct your own search by clicking here.

If the two codes are the same, awesome, you can confirm they’re correct and go ahead and use them. If you have contradicting codes, we recommend you call the bank directly and confirm with them before conducting any money transfers between accounts.

Once you have confirmed the correct SWIFT code, you can start the transfer. At a certain stage during the process, you’ll be asked to enter in a range of information relating to the receiving bank, in this case – Bank of New Zealand.

They may ask for its headquarters address, specific branch your sending it to, account number of the bank account, BSB number, and of course, a SWIFT code.

At this point, it is very important you check all the information you’ve entered is correct before hitting the send button. An incorrect code won’t be the end of the world, but it may be quite the hassle to fix problem which could’ve been prevented.

As you can see from BNZ’s list of codes above, there are multiple branch locations which offer unique codes for them. Specifically, there are five (5) codes to choose from at the following locations:

  • Three (3) in Wellington
  • One (1) in Dunedin
  • One (1) in Christchurch, and
  • One (1) in Auckland

If you have a specific branch you want to transfer the funds to, you may save yourself a bit of time by using the code relating to it.

Find all of the BNZ branch and ATM locations here.