The National Bank of New Zealand (NBNZ) was one of New Zealand’s largest banks. It was founded in 1872 in London as an overseas bank and shared many directors with Lloyds Bank. The next year it established branches in Wellington, Aukland and Christchurch.
In 2003 the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) purchased NBNZ from Lloyds TSB. In 2012 it was announced that the bank’s name would simply become ANZ.