List of German Bank Accounts

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)[edit]

When do I need a German bank account?[edit]

  • when you have no account to receive and send EUR
  • when you want to have standing orders (regular payments) and your current EUR account does not support them
  • when you need a German account number (IBAN, staring with DE...). Some business and authorities do still not accept non-German IBAN

How to open a German bank account?[edit]

Just pick one from the list below, or from one of the comparisons.

For creating an account, you will usually need:

  • an ID or passport if you are from EU/EEA
  • a passport if you are from outside EEA
  • proof of residence is often not needed

Lists of German Bank Accounts[edit]

More Banking Overviews[edit]

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