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. If you are not registered in Germany but you live in the EU, then you can still have the N26 account and get a German IBAN.
If you are self-employed or have your own company, you need a business account in Germany – find out more about business accounts in Germany in our blog.