Hi all - I wonder if anyone who has recently immigrated and has experience or information regarding opening an NZ Bank account?
I specifically wanted to know if there is a 'best' bank to consider that doesn't charge an arm and a leg to transfer money from NZ to UK bank account?

i want to keep my UK account going for a while just to cover off some ongoing payments/direct debits until they are no longer required. Is there a bank in NZ that specifically deals with this type of thing and that charges favourable rates to transfer money between accounts, or should I look at using a money exchange service instead?

Any thoughts welcomed.