ASB Bank is one of New Zealands major high street banks and a preferred partner of Make New Zealand Home. Following is an article by ASB Bank about the services they can offer migrants like yourself.
Banking in New Zealand is as easy as ASB.
Moving to New Zealand? The ASB has been assisting migrants and returning residents move their banking and finances to New Zealand for over 10 years and we have a representative office here in London.
ASB is a well established, full service bank with a proud history of over 160 years service to New Zealanders. ASB and its related companies provide a competitive product range, including transaction accounts, insurance, investment and wealth management services.
We can open an ASB bank account before you leave the United Kingdom and once you arrive in New Zealand, your account can be activated by visiting our Migrant Banking division in Auckland, or one of our 130 branches nationwide. We can also assist you in obtaining an ASB Home Loan Pre-Approval Certificate so you know how much you can borrow before making an offer on a dream home in New Zealand.
Our vision is to be New Zealands best bank, and financial services provider, excelling in customer service - which means we will continue to be committed to making customers lives easier through the use of user-friendly technology.
ASB, by generating new programmes and software, were the first bank in Australasia to offer transactional banking via the internet in a secure environment. Our website has since been highly successful and was recently the winner of the Banks and Financial Institutions category at the annual Hitwise New Zealand Online Performance Awards programme 2008 / 2009.
But as useful as technology can be, its function should always be to maximise convenience rather than replace personal service. So we will also make it a priority to provide the highest quality service for every customer at every one of our ASB branches. We are one of the most respected names in New Zealand as we are a recognised leader in customer service with accolades such as the New Zealand "Bank of the Year" from 2001 - 2005 (The Banker Magazine 2006) as well as the bank most people would recommend to friends (source: The Nielsen Company, Consumer Finance Monitor, first Quarter 2005 - Quarter 4, 2006).
This year we are holding Evening Seminars and Mobile Banker Days throughout the United Kingdom, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and Norwich. We will also be present at the following New Zealand Trade Shows in October.
Emigrate - Liverpool 4th / 5th October 2008
New Zealand Opportunities - Leeds 11th / 12th October 2008
New Zealand Opportunities - London 18th / 19th October 2008
To obtain an ASB account application form and for more information about how ASB can help you please visit our website www.commbankuk.co.uk or www.asb.co.nz or please contact the ASB London Representative Office:
ASB UK Relationship Manager
Ph + 44 (0) 20 7710 3592
Fax + 44 (0) 20 7710 3939
London Representative Office
c/o Commonwealth Bank of Australia
International Customer Services
85 Queen Victoria Street