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Banking Basics: getting started

We’re here to demystify all things banking-related. Read our guide to take a closer look at the basics of your account.

6 min read

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The ECB’s key interest rate: what it is and how it affects you

For the first time in 11 years, the European Central Bank has raised its key interest rate. But what exactly is it? Read on to learn how it works and what the changes might mean for you.

13 min read

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Tax declarations in Austria—how to claim your refund

Are you employed in Austria? Then we have good news—you’re likely eligible to claim a tax refund! Find out which deductions you can claim with this easy-to-follow guide.

9 min read

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How long does a transfer take?

The SEPA initiative makes it easier to send euros between bank accounts, but transfers don’t always happen overnight.

2 min read

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Credit, debit, and prepaid cards—what’s the difference?

You use them every day but what is the difference, actually? Let’s get to the heart of the matter so you can decide what’s best for you.

7 min read

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What is a recession and how long will it last?

Political events, environmental disasters, trade shocks: There are many factors that could cause a country's economy to slow down. But what exactly is a recession—and how long do they last?

5 min read

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Bull markets: What they mean for your money

Not sure what bulls have to do with the financial world? The term is mostly symbolic — but bull markets can have significant effects on your investments. Read on to learn what a bull market is.

9 min read

Bear market: This is what it means

If you think a bear market sounds rather scary, you’re already on the right track. In this article, you’ll learn what a bear market is, why it occurs, how it affects your assets and how long it lasts.

9 min read

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Real-time banking behind the scenes

At N26, you can receive a notification any time your balance changes. How do we manage do pull this off?

2 min read

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SEPA transfers made easy–everything you need to know

You’ve heard of SEPA payments, but what does it stand for, and how does it actually work? We unpack all you need to know about SEPA transfers here.

6 min read

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The Big Banking Chat: What banking jargon really means

We tackle some of the most hard-to-understand jargon used by banks, and explain what it really means.

3 min read

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What is PSD2 and what does it mean for me?

Learn here what PSD2 is and how we developed N26 to allow open banking and a strong customer authentication process.

4 min read

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Foreign transaction fees to look out for when using your debit card abroad

How much are you paying for foreign transaction fees and ATM withdrawals when using your card abroad? Read this article to learn more.

6 min read