If you’d like to take an active role in how we’re leading the future of open banking in Aotearoa New Zealand, we have two ways you can join the centre to get involved. Your organisation can become a registered API Standards User, or individually you can join as a Community Contributor.

Your involvement helps to ensure the ongoing development of our API standards continues to meet the market’s needs.

API Standards User

Access payment-related bank account data in a standardised way to deliver your innovation to customers.

Registering as an Standards User means your organisation can use our industry API standards and form bilateral agreements with other registered Standards Users.

You’ll also be able to have considerable input into the design and development of the standards as well as have access to our sandbox and more.

Learn more

Community Contributor

Test your innovations against our latest standardised API endpoints with our sandbox and contribute to ‘release candidate’ standards.

This registration type is ideal if you’re interested in being involved in our API Centre, but not yet ready to use the standards in partnership with a registered Standards User.

Individuals, such as developers and API practitioners, can join as Community Contributors.

Register for free

Rocket ship

Start using our sandbox

Join our API Centre as a Community Contributor to access to our sandbox, powered by Glueware's Open Banking Accelerator, and test your innovation to our industry API standards.

T&Cs apply


If you simply want to be kept informed about API Centre news and activity, you can subscribe to receive updates about our work.

If you’d like to be involved in the future of Aotearoa New Zealand’s payments system or our clearing systems, see the Payments NZ Membership and Participation programmes.

If you have any questions about the API Centre, email us at [email protected] or call the team on (09) 300 1722.