On 5 June 1847, the Auckland Savings Bank, the first of its kind in New Zealand, opened on Queen Street. ASB has a mission to serve the public, expand, and assist New Zealanders in their own growth. ASB Bank Limited is one of the premier commercial banks in the country, striving to always be ‘one step ahead’ in terms of their services and products. ASB helps people save, manage, lend, invest, and protect their money. All over the country, 5,500 ASB employees are committed to providing an extraordinary banking experience every day.