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Money makes the world go around. In this section, you can find money related requirements for your move. Money plays a crucial role in our lifestyles and it can make your move much easier. If you are planning to stay more than three months in Germany, you would be required to open a bank account. This is usually a straightforward process, however, some complications may arise. We provide you with valid information that will help you choose the best type of account for you.


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Money & Banking in Germany

If you’ve just moved to Germany for long term or only temporarily, you will need at least some basic knowledge about bank accounts, online...
Money transfers Germany

A specific form (Überweisungformular) is required to transfer money directly from one bank account to another. If you receive bills with a preprinted Überweisungsauftrag...
EC cards and credit cards

An EC card is a Euro-Cheque card with a 4-digit personal PIN number which is issued by your bank and can be used to...
manage your finances

Where to manage your finances In Germany there are a big number of banks and Sparkassen (savings banks). Banks are private institutions. The local public...
Opening a bank account

How to open a bank account in Germany In Germany opening a bank account is a simple process. Besides your national identification document you often...

You can also find general information of the banking system and banks in Germany. To know how to deal with for example opening accounts, get credit cards, transfer money in Germany and abroad as well change currencies, you have to learn that to understand it. To help you do that, you can find the Best 10 Facts regarding money and banking in Germany, consisting of facts to be aware of and that you can benefit from.

We also provide information and options on how you can save money on currency transfers and avoid unnecessary fees. Moving can be very expensive, thus, you need to plan well in advance to prevent unwanted surprises. Our step-by-step guides and articles make it easier to manage your finances and help you make an effortless move. Follow the steps and soon you can take advantage of a German bank account and the corresponding credit cards.