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Timor-Leste customer FAQs

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Timor-Leste Branch (ANZ) announced that we will focus on our Commercial banking business and as a result, close our Retail banking products and services in Timor-Leste.


By becoming a simpler bank with one clear focus on commercial banking, we can provide better service to our Commercial customers, by investing our effort and resources in the business.


We remain committed to Timor-Leste where we’ve had a presence since 2001 and we will continue to provide international products to service the region's commercial customers, with a focus on trade and global markets.


Banku ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited), fó-hatene katak sei tau matan de’it ba servisu bankáriu sira iha área komersiál, tamba ida-ne, ANZ sei hapara servisu kona-ba produtu no servisu retallu nian iha Timor-Leste.

Hodi simplifika ami nia atensaun ba servisu bankáriu iha área komersiál, ami bele fo servisu nebe diak liu ba klienti komersiál sira, liu husi investa ami nia esforsu no rekursu atu atende sira.


Ami hahú hala’o servisu iha Timor-Leste husi 2001 no sei hatutan nafatin servisu iha ne’e maibé sei hare’e liuliu ba produtu internasionál sira ne’ebé hatán liuliu ba nesesidade Kliente komersiál sira-nian iha rejiaun ida ne’e. Ami tulun Kliente sira atu hatan di’ak liu ba negósiu no harii ligasaun di’ak liu ho merkadu mundiál.  

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What happens to all of ANZ’s Retail customers?

We will close our Retail products and services in Timor-Leste on Friday 28 September 2018.


Retail customers are advised to make arrangements to close their banking accounts with ANZ Timor by 21 September 2018.


I’m a Commercial customer. Where can I carry out my cash and cheque deposits and withdrawals?

Commercial customers can continue to visit us at the ANZ Service Counter for cash and counter services.


The ANZ branch in Timor Plaza will continue to be open Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm (except for public holidays). The branch will offer Commercial customers:

  • Cash deposits
  • Cash withdrawals
  • Cheque deposits
  • Document verification / certification
  • Account opening
  • Submission and collection of trade documents


The branch contact number is Tel: +670 330 6155/3306154/3306152 or your Relationship Manager


Will there be changes to ANZ’s banking fees and charges?

No, there will be not any changes to our Commercial Banking fees and charges as a result of the closure of our Retail products and services.


Why did ANZ close its Retail banking products and services? What will happen to ANZ’s Commercial business?

We have decided to close our Retail products and services on 28 September to concentrate our efforts where we know we can make an even stronger impact on the prosperity of our customers and the community here – and that’s through our Commercial business. 


ANZ remains committed to Timor-Leste, where we’ve had a presence since 2001. Since then, we’ve witnessed an evolving landscape that now clearly points to a period of progress, and we strongly believe that Timor-Leste is poised to enjoy economic prosperity over the long term. We want to be a part of Timor-Leste’s growth journey and need to position our business for long term prosperity as well. 


ANZ is the largest Commercial bank in Timor with a book of USD50m – almost double our nearest competitor.  We provide more than $150m of bank guarantees. ANZ remains committed to its commercial presence in Timor-Leste, consistent with our goal to be the best bank in the world for clients driven by trade and capital flows across Asia Pacific. The closure of our Retail products and services allows us to focus and invest resources in our Commercial business to support this goal, and to make us a simpler, stronger, more connected bank with a clear focus. 


What will happen to my Term Deposit?

Existing Term Deposits will no longer be renewed from 22 June 2018. New Term Deposit applications will no longer be accepted from 22 June 2018.  If your existing Term Deposit is maturing after 28 September, you will need to withdraw the term deposit before the maturity date without any charges. There will be no change to the amount of interests earned. 


Our ANZ Relationship Managers will contact you to obtain your maturity instructions. 


What should I do if I am expecting funds to be deposited or remitted into my accounts with ANZ?

We recommend that you advise anyone sending money to your account to forward their payments to another bank as soon as possible.


If you are expecting deposits into any of your ANZ accounts, please notify the sender that funds must be received by ANZ before 21 September 2018.  ANZ will no longer process credits/inward payments into your accounts after 4.00pm, 21 September 2018.  


Can I still use my ANZ cheques?  What should I do if I issued Post Dated cheques?

ANZ cheques issued from personal banking accounts will be processed until 4.00pm, 21 September 2018.


If you are closing your account earlier than 21 September 2018 and have issued cheques or post-dated cheques that have not been banked for deposit, please contact your payees and replace them with another cheque drawn from another bank. Please return all cheque books when you close your account. 


Can I still withdraw cash from ANZ ATMs?

You can withdrawal cash from ANZ ATMs until 4.00pm on 21 September 2018. 


Can I still use my ANZ EFTPOS card? 

ANZ EFTPOS cards can be used until 4.00pm on 21 September 2018.


I have standing instructions or recurring payment requests with ANZ. Will ANZ still process these?

ANZ will process your standing instructions until 21 September 2018. We encourage customers to make alternative banking arrangements for payments as soon as possible.


How do I transfer my money from my ANZ account to another account? 

You can transfer funds through a telegraphic transfer, local transfer or cash withdrawal.


Cash withdrawals of more than USD10,000 or its foreign currency equivalent will require at least 24 hours’ notice.


We will waive the fee for payments made via telegraphic transfer and local transfer to another account with your name.


Note: all requested transactions and support documents need to comply with central bank regulations and ANZ Timor-Leste banking terms and conditions.


Why do I have to close my account before 21 September 2018 when your last day of Retail products and services is 28 September 2018?

We have allowed this time to process electronic banking services, payments requested, cheques and other services related to your account.


How do I close my ANZ accounts?

You can visit our Retail Banking Branch at L2 Timor Plaza, at Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, Timor-Leste.


To ensure we are able to assist all customers, our branch hours will be operating extended trading hours: 9:00am-16:00 on Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9.00am to 13.00 until 15 September 2018:


Extended Branch service hours

Services available


Monday – Friday

9:00am to 4.00pm

Teller transactions including cash, cheques, payment instructions.

Account closure



Current cut-off times will remain unchanged.  Any transactions normally subject to cut-offs will be received and processed the next banking day.


9.00am to 1.00pm

Teller transactions including cash, cheques, payment instructions and other non-teller transactions

Account closure



You can also email us at ANZTimorLeste@anz.com or call our Retail Banking Hotline at:



ANZ Retail Banking Hotline

Contact Us

Operating hours

1.    +670 3306152

2.    +670 3306154

3.    +670 3306155

Monday to Friday
 9.00am – 4.00pm





 (to 15 September 2018)

Please visit the ANZ Timor Plaza Branch to facilitate transaction requests.

Note: our Retail hotline will operate until 21 September 2018.