International payments

Sending money overseas is easy with SBS Bank by visiting one of our branches

Sending money overseas

Make payments in foreign currencies to bank accounts overseas by requesting a Telegraphic Transfer (TT) at any SBS Bank branch. In order for us to arrange your payment we need to comply with Anti-Money Laundering legislation. The amount must be paid from your SBS Bank account. A $25 Outward Telegraphic Transfer fee will apply to each overseas payment.

For our Fees and Charges please click here.

Receiving money from overseas

Get payments deposited directly into your SBS Bank bank account. A fee will be deducted from the converted amount deposited into your account. SBS Bank use Westpac as our New Zealand clearing bank. 

The person sending you the money needs the following information: 

Your information 

  • Your full account name 
  • Your full account number 
  • Your physical address 
  • Purpose of remittance payment 

Their information 

In order for us to credit your account when we receive the money, we need to comply with Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Make sure the person sending the money includes: 

  • Their bank account number 
  • Their full name (no initials) 
  • Their full street address (Residential) (PO Box numbers aren’t acceptable)

If we do not receive all this information we may not be able to process the transaction.

Payments are to be sent to:




Name of clearing bank


Westpac Bank

Clearing bank address


16 Westpac on Takutai Square, Auckland, New Zealand