Gain efficiencies by building to industry API standards and use our sandbox to test your innovations.



Join our API Centre to be part of a new API-enabled network and contribute to API standards development.



Form partnerships with other registered Standards Users to deliver your service innovation to Kiwis.

How it works


Industry driven

Our API Centre coordinates the ongoing development, management and governance of payment-related API standards and provides supporting services. It’s industry led and designed to respond to market needs.

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Open standards

Our published standards are available for anyone to view. Joining the API Centre gives you more rights to contribute or use the standards.

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Managed use

If you’re a potential API provider such as a bank, or an interested third party, your organisation can apply to become a Standards User. You can then use the standards through bilateral agreements with other registered Standards Users.

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Inclusive ecosystem

Individuals, such as developers, can also join the API Centre as a Community Contributor. You'll be able to use our sandbox to test your innovation against the standards and contribute to pre-release standards.

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Registered API providers

Registered third parties


  • Supporting New Zealand’s first open banking hackathon

    We were pleased to be sponsors of the BankEngine Hackathon which was held over the weekend of 28 -29 September. Find out what happened.

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  • API Centre taking shape

    We’ve had a busy month since the launch of the API Centre on 23 May. This is a quick update on what’s been happening since.

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  • Payments NZ launches API Centre

    23 May 2019 Media release: Payments NZ has today launched its new API Centre, paving the way for greater openness in payments and banking.

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