Banks

How do I open a bank account?

To work legally in Germany, you need a bank account (current account) for your monthly salary to be paid into and from which you can pay your bills. We recommend you open an account with a German bank. For you, that means faster resolution of any problems that might arise. But also, some landlords insist on it.

There are numerous banks in the region. You can get information about bank charges, interest and other possible service charges from the Internet, or you can go into the banks and discuss it in person. Always compare what is on offer first and never let yourself be rushed into a decision.

That being said, closing a current account is usually quite easy. You can do it at any time and without giving a reason.