Sending and receiving remittances just got a whole lot quicker, easier and cheaper thanks to nbs’ new remittance product – EziSend®.
Money sent to Samoa by family members in New Zealand is very important both culturally and as a valuable source of funds for everyday living and investments for many Samoans. Traditionally, remittances sent to Samoa from New Zealand via money transfer companies can be slow and costly, and only available in Samoa between business hours. nbs has now partnered with the Unity Credit Union (Unity) to offer a superior means to transfer money from New Zealand to Samoa, with access to funds on any day, at anytime.
The new Unity and nbs remittance service, EziSend®, will deliver remittances to family and friends in Samoa in real time, within one hour. Importantly it is one of the cheapest products of its type in the market. The transaction fee is only NZD$8.00 per transaction and the money is automatically converted to Samoan Tala. The Sender based in NZ has the option of either going into an Unity branch or sending the money on-line, if they are signed up to the Unity online banking.
nbs customers can also turn remittances into cash at either a nbs branch or ATM, or withdraw cash via Digicel’s network of agents
As well as making it easy for the Sender of the remittances, EziSend® offers the most alternatives to cash out for Samoan recipients.
nbs’new remittance product has the support of the Central Bank of Samoa and meets all the regulatory requirements both in New Zealand and Samoa. Terms and conditions apply.
Making a payment using Ezisend
How and when we’ll process your Ezisend payments
We may not be able to process your Ezisend payment request
Fees and charges
We can suspend or cancel the services we provide