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Clearing services

ANZ is a market leader in both Australia (AUD) and New Zealand (NZD) wholesale clearing services. We‘re a proud provider of clearing services to 500 financial institutions around the world and remain at the forefront of global developments in correspondent banking in Australia and New Zealand.

We’ve been ranked the No.1 Clearing Service provider in Australia and New Zealand for 12 consecutive yearsdisclaimer. Our success reflects our long-term commitment to global best practice in the provision of transaction services to financial institutions worldwide.

Financial Institution payments

We're committed to the clearing business, while our ongoing investment in infrastructure and products and services provides our customers with the solutions they need for today and into the future.

Our position as the leading AUD and NZD wholesale clearing services provider is reflected in our primary market share of Continuous Linked Settlements (CLS)disclaimer. Our dominant market position ensures we have access to the largest liquidity pools in Australia and New Zealand to support the seamless settlement of your bank-to-bank settlements.

To achieve a high level of straight-through processing with attractive cut-off times, payments are direct credited to accounts using SWIFT 2xx series for counterparties that also maintain accounts with ANZ Group.  

Commercial payments

Our clearing proposition for commercial payments is driven by a customer-centric approach to maximise the end-to-end customer experience when delivering payments on behalf of financial institution customers. We do this in a number of ways:

  • Simplified fee structure
  • Competitive FX pricing
  • Guaranteed OUR service  

We provide a comprehensive range of paper clearing services, including AUD Cash Letter Service, AUD Clean Collection Service and AUD Draft Issuing Service. 

Our team is your team

Join ANZ and you’ll have access to our banking specialists in clearing services, as well as relationship networks and opportunities across key markets in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Our clearing services team is highly awarded and recognised for its relationship approach, account management and product knowledge.  

Our operational hub structure – with Vostro Client Service teams located in Australia, New Zealand, India and China – provides extensive coverage for our customers. While our Command Centres in Australia, New Zealand and India provide a competitive advantage from a payments control perspective and sit at the heart of our global payments operations.  

Industry representation

  • Australian representative – SWIFT National Member User Group
  • Australian representative – SWIFT CBPR+ User Group
  • Australian representative – Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Global Payments Industry Council 

From aerospace to zinc
and just about everything in between

ANZ Institutional supports customers across a wide range of industries operating domestically or moving goods and capital across Asia-Pacific and beyond.


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Speak to us about our banking solutions


If you're an existing customer
speak to your ANZ Relationship Manager
or Account Manager

For general enquiries 
from within Australia

Call 1300 883 798


For general enquiries
from overseas

Call +61 3 9601 1260


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For the latest forms, rates and terms for our banking solutions, please visit important resources.

FImetrix, Bank-to-Bank services research in Australia and New Zealand, 2018


SWIFTWATCH. 40% AUD CLS settlements and 53% NZD settlements