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From 1 March 2024, we’ll no longer accept foreign cheques of any currency for deposit into ANZ accounts. Here’s some information about what you need to do if you use foreign cheques.
If you use foreign cheques to send money between your own overseas bank account and ANZ account:
To receive an overseas payment, you’ll need to provide the following information to the person or company making the payment to you:
Currently for foreign cheque deposits, there’s a NZD15 fee per deposit and we only waive this fee if the payment value is under NZD75.
Depending on the type of foreign cheque you receive, here’s some other useful information that may help.
You may be able to register online with the pension scheme to receive your pension electronically. Contact your provider to find out more.
Contact your provider to discuss alternate options which may include receiving your payment electronically.
You may be able to register online to receive payments electronically, or alternatively contact your sharebroker to understand what other options are available.
If the foreign government department will only provide a cheque, contact your tax adviser to understand what other options are available.
Call or visit a branch if you need help getting ready ahead of these changes on 1 March 2024.
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From overseas: +64 4 470 3142
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