A global bank has partnered up with a fintech business to launch digital mortgage applications in New Zealand.

HSBC, which operates around the world but has a small presence in New Zealand, approached Australian fintech Sandstone Technology two years ago and last month went live using its technology.

Martine Milicich, HSBC's New Zealand country head of retail banking and wealth management said it was timed to coincide with its latest mortgage campaign.

"It was one of those moments where you say we have tested this, we have piloted this, we have got lots of applications through, now let's put it

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