ANZ National Bank bought the National Bank of New Zealand from Lloyds Bank in 2003. The two brands merged in 2012, forming "ANZ Bank New Zealand." The full transition took place over a period of two years.
Founded in 1872, the National Bank of New Zealand grew to become one of the largest banks in the country. It provided financial services to industrial, rural, small business and individual customers. Lloyds Bank bought the National Bank of New Zealand in 1966 and operated it until 2003. ANZ Bank New Zealand has its headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, and employs over 9000 people, as of 2015.