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How to set up a foreign exchange account for your business

Setting up a business account with OFX is easy and can be completed in a few steps. In New Zealand, OFX offer business accounts for companies operating as a Sole Trader, within a Partnership or Trust, or are a Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd) company.


Get in touch: Reach out today to learn more about OFX can help you get started with a business account.


Why OFX for your business?

OFX is a money transfer service that gets your business. Our OFXperts are on hand 24/7 to help your business. Whether you need to pay international suppliers or overseas staff, set a transfer date or protect against moving currency markets. Your OFXpert can manage all your currency needs in a single place.

Save time and money with an OFXpert working for your business.

How to sign up for OFX as a Sole Trader


Sole trader - An individual legally responsible for all aspects of the business.


Next steps:

We fast track your account activation with automated ID processing and fully digitised business verification.

From there, one of our OFXperts will call you within an hour of registration. In most cases, accounts are fully verified within 60-90 minutes!

99% of New Zealand Sole Traders who discuss their transfer requirements when they register are activated to book their first transfer on the same day.

How to sign up for OFX with a Partnership or Trust


Partnerships and Trust - A Partnership is two or more people or entities who do business and receive income jointly. A Trust is the obligation of a trustee to hold property or assets for their beneficiaries, it’s commonly used in investments and businesses.


Partnership registration

Next steps:

Complete the registration process with the partnership or trust NZBN or Company Number.

Provide the partnership agreement or trust deed.

The documents provided will then be assessed and verified by the OFXperts.

In the instance there is missing information, an OFXpert will reach out to you to verify and ensure that your account is activated in less than 48 hours.

How to sign up for OFX as a Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd) company


Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd) - A company that is privately held and the liability of shareholders to pay the debts of the company is limited by the amount of shares. These are the most common company type for small to medium businesses.


Business registration

Next steps:

Complete the registration with an NZBN  or Company Number. The OFXperts will then need to obtain photo IDs to identify key individuals within the business and verify them.

Your account should then be up and running in less than 48 hours.

Register in less than 5 minutes