Pricing & quotations

Pricing & quotations

We believe in custom work, not mass production, because in our experience, no two translation jobs are the same – each project poses its own, unique challenges. For these reasons, and because we want to enable our customers to budget with confidence, we prefer to review texts before providing exact quotes.

In saying that, if you do require assistance with budgeting before your texts are finalised (or even started) we are happy to help you estimate project costs and can advise you on how to get the most out of your budget.

When preparing a quote, we estimate the amount of time and the types of resource inputs a particular project will require. Text volume, complexity, timeframe, and the intended purpose are key considerations. For instance, translations that will be used as advertising copy require specialist translators and are usually more time consuming to produce than in-house memorandums, for instance. Urgent translations that involve overtime work may be subject to an urgency surcharge which can be confirmed at time of order (see also ‘Overnight Service’).

Our sales team will be happy to provide you with a quotation in the currency of your choice for any translation or translation-related project within 24 hours. Our quotations will also specify the timeframe for your project.

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Terms of payment

If you are completing a translation project with us for the first time, we may require a deposit to commence work for you. The amount of deposit required will be discussed with you in advance.

Where credit is granted, payment is due on the 20th of the month following date of our invoice. Unpaid accounts can incur late payment fees and collection costs.

Goods and Services Tax (value-added tax)

Work invoiced to New Zealand-based customers is subject to New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the current rate of 12.5%.

Work invoiced to companies located outside New Zealand is not subject to value-added tax.

Payment options

Payments can be made against private or company credit cards.

Direct credit can be made to any one of our bank accounts.

Telegraphic transfer in NZ$ can be made to:

  • Bank: The National Bank of New Zealand Ltd
  • Bank address: 1 Victoria Street, PO Box 2846, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Branch: Wellington Corporate and Business Banking
  • Account No.: 06-0501-0870928-00
  • Account name: New Zealand Translation Centre Limited
  • Swift code: ANZBNZ22

Payments in euros can be made to:

  • Bank: Deutsche Bank, Hanover, Germany
  • Bank Code: 250 700 70
  • Account No.: 0362764 00
  • Account name: NZ Translation Centre Ltd

Telegraphic transfer in US$ can be made to:

  • Bank: Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, for account 'The National Bank of New Zealand Limited, Wellington, New Zealand' for further credit of 'The New Zealand Translation Centre Ltd'
  • Bank Reference: NZTRAN-USD00
  • Account No.: 0011941473
  • Swift code: ANZBNZ22

When processing payments directly to our account, please e-mail or fax details of the invoices paid to Walter Ng (, fax + 64 4 384 8554).