Security Explained Simply
New to these complex security topics? Let us explain them.
A fisherman explains phishing
Who better than a fisherman to explain phishing attacks? Reel in his tips to protect yourself.
A magician explains card fraud
Abracadabra! Watch as a magician pulls back the curtain on card fraud and how you can guard against it.
A flight attendant explains travel scams
Buckle up and watch our flight attendant explain how to avoid travel scams the simple way.
A bouncer explains two-step verification
Our bouncer knows a thing or two about security. Watch her break down two-step verification in plain language.
A weather reporter explains cloud security
Wondering what cloud security has in common with predicting the weather? Our reporter makes it easy to grasp.
Our security features keep your money and data simply secure.
More than an app: A fully licensed bank
N26 is a fully licensed German bank. That means we have the same security regulations as any other bank. It also means your funds are protected up to €100,000 by the German Deposit Protection Scheme. But our security measures don't stop there.
Secure banking designed for today
Fully hosted in the cloud, we use artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect your account, fight financial crime and card fraud. It’s security technology you can trust.
You can always pay it safe
From biometric authentication to extra layers of protection like 3D Secure, you can always spend confidently with N26. Want extra peace of mind? Your account can only be paired with your own smartphone, and you get real-time push notifications on all account activity — no surprises.
Your money is in safe hands — yours
Get full control over the security of your account with customizable settings in your N26 app. Lock and unlock your card, change your PIN, set spending limits, and hide your sensitive data from prying eyes — instantly and effortlessly. It’s security your way.
How N26 keeps you and your money safe
Looking for reassurance that your money is protected? Deposit protection schemes help secure the money in your bank account.
Money laundering accounts for billions each year. Here’s how banks fight back with anti-money laundering processes to detect suspicious activity.
From deactivating bluetooth to locking your screen, we’ve got 5 essential tips for you to enjoy mobile banking with peace of mind.
What do I need to open a free bank account with N26?
You must meet the following requirements to open an N26 Standard free bank account:
- Be over the age of 18
- Live in an eligible country
- Have your own smartphone
- Not yet have an online account with N26
- Have a valid ID
Is the free bank account with N26 a euro account?
Yes, the currency of your free bank account from N26 is in euros. But we don’t charge any fees for payments in foreign currencies.
What is the N26 bank account (euro account) for Switzerland?
The free bank account from N26 is a free euro account for anyone living in Switzerland who’d like to have a bank account in euros. N26 is a German bank and you’ll get a German IBAN, a virtual Mastercard, and benefit from other smart money management features. Open your account directly on your smartphone in just a few minutes.