Open a Bank Account in Germany

Everyone who moves to Germany needs a German bank account sooner or later. As you may have already noticed, there is a number of German banks. So which one to choose?

We have asked newcomers in Germany about their favourite bank accounts in Germany. Some want to have a very basic free bank account. Others prefer to have English-speaking customer service and online banking in English. For this, they are willing to pay a small monthly fee. Whatever your personal preference, you can find your best match on this page. Further below you can find a selection of banks that are expat-friendly and offer their services in English. Here you can fill in the application forms directly online.

Note that you normally need to have registered your residence to open a bank account.

› DKB – The free Account

√ Ideal for anyone that wants a free online bank account

√ Online and Mobile Banking in English
√ Information available in German
√ No card fees, no bank fees
√ free cash withdrawals worldwide

> Deutsche Bank - Ideal for Professionals

√ For people with a regular salary

√ Online Banking in English
√ Personal Support in English
√ Information available in English
√ Free cash withdrawals at more than 35,000 ATMs worldwide