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

Since July 2022 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.

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Travel to the Netherlands—Where to Go and How to Budget for your Trip

How to get the most out of your Dutch adventure and return with plenty of cash to spare!

9 min read

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The taboo of credit card use in Europe

From legislation to privacy concerns, we look at why using a credit card is an unspoken taboo in Europe.

8 min read

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The best bike tours in Europe

Discover spectacular cycle routes to suit your vacation—no matter where in Europe you want to go.

10 min read

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Banking Basics: EU banking rules and regulations

In this Banking Basics, we take a closer look at the rules and regulations that keep your money safe.

8 min read

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The (eye-watering) costs of Eurovision

Europe’s most beloved song contest is a celebration of music, culture, pyrotechnics, and camp — but it comes with a steep price tag both for eager attendees and for the host city.

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How to open a bank account in Europe

Moving to Europe? Here’s how to set up your own local bank account.

7 min read

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How to open a bank account in the Netherlands

If you want to open a bank account in the Netherlands, you’re going to want to read this guide. Whether at a branch, online, or through an app, here’s everything you need to know.

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How to open a bank account in Belgium

Whether online or old school, here’s what you need to know.

5 min read

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How inflation is impacting spending and saving in Europe

Inflation, cost of living, economic changes: a lot has changed in the European economy in 2022. To learn how Europeans are dealing with the impact, we’ve analyzed data from across five markets.

9 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?

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How to open a bank account in Portugal

Are you settling in sunny Portugal? Open a local bank account to make your transition even smoother. Here’s what you need to know.

6 min read

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How Europeans are traveling in 2022

Given the upheaval of the last few years, we took a deep dive to learn how EU residents are thinking about travel in 2022. Read on to discover our findings!

8 min read