Making Deposits

To open an account for the first time, application forms need to be completed. Proof of ID is required by law for this. Once your account is open, there are a number of ways of making further deposits:

Cash or cheques may be brought to
Cathedral House, Unit 2, 9 Washington Way, Christchurch

Cheques may be posted using a deposit slip and freepost envelopes which we can supply, or using our freepost number 91749 to
Catholic Development Fund
Catholic Diocese of Christchurch
PO Box 4544
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand.

Telephone Banking and Internet Banking may be used to transfer money from your bank account to your CDF account as if it were a bill payment. The CDF bank account no is 03-0802-0948805-00 (Westpac, ChCh branch). Your name(surname and initials) is to be loaded as the first reference and your full CDF account number (including the suffix) is to be loaded as the code with no gap before the suffix.

Automatic bank transfer may be used for regular savings after signing a bank authority, which we can supply you with.

Pay deduction is available from some employers for regular savings after we have supplied you with the necessary details.

Making Withdrawals

To withdraw money, the following methods are commonly used:

  • You may phone our office in business hours and request a withdrawal. After confirming your identity, we can electronically transfer the required amount to your nominated bank account the same day (provided you phone before 3.00pm).
  • You may be linked to CDF Online for easy, 24 hour internet access and management of your accounts, including transactions to a bank account held at another institution. (This gives you the ability to pay bills.)
  • You can call in person at Cathedral House  to receive cash. (24 hours notice is required.)
Our phone number is 366-9869 for Christchurch clients
or 0800 40 FUND (3863) for other clients.