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Important news and updates on all things N26.

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Donate to Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin with N26

We’ve partnered with Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. to allow you to donate directly from the N26 app and support those affected by the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

2 min read

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Why does N26 block accounts?

Blocking and closing accounts is an important part of what N26 must do as a bank to help combat financial crime.

2 min read

Product

Learn all about N26 products, features, and bank accounts.

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N26 x Booking.com: discover smarter travel

Travel smarter with Booking.com—get a 4% discount when you book a stay with your N26 Mastercard, and more.

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Pay from a Space with your N26 card

Don’t want to go over your holiday budget? Now, premium customers can pay directly from N26 Spaces sub-accounts by card! Here’s how to stay in control of your spending.

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Technology & Security

Learn all about N26 products, features, and bank accounts.

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Romance scams: what are they and how to protect yourself

Romance scams are one of the fastest-growing types of online fraud. In this article, we help you understand how to recognize romance scams and give you some key information to better protect yourself.

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Security and online shopping: How to protect your money and your data

Love the convenience of online shopping, but wondering how to avoid getting scammed? Here you’ll find 6 ways—plus our expert bonus tip—to protect your money and your data while shopping online.

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle subjects that enhance your life and help you better manage your money.

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Financial independence for women—why it’s still so much harder to achieve

Poverty affects many people in old age. However, it’s most often women who struggle financially in retirement. Why? And are there any solutions to combat senior poverty in Germany? Find out more!

7 min read

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Senior poverty and the gender pay gap in Germany—what’s the connection?

Poverty affects many people in old age. However, it’s most often women who struggle financially in retirement. Why? And are there any solutions to combat senior poverty in Germany? Find out more!

7 min read

Banking Basics

All things banking and money, to empower you make you the most out of your finances.

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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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Everything you need to know—but were never told—about your bank account number

Learn everything you need to know about your bank account number and understand what types of transactions you can make with it.

5 min read

Students

Money tips and resources to help you make the most of student life.

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4 N26 features that will make your life as a student easier

New semester—new you? Whether you’re just starting university or already working on your thesis, these four smart features will help you to keep your student life and finances even more organized.

4 min read

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Your guide to living and studying in Frankfurt

If you’re looking for a flat, a student job, or something to do in your spare time while studying in Frankfurt, look no further! Our student guide is here to help you settle in smoothly.

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InsideN26

Stories from inside N26: our team, our culture, and our values.

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Team spotlight: Daria Milashenko, Executive Assistant to the CBO

When Daria Milashenko, Executive Assistant to the CBO at N26, visited Berlin at 15, it was love at first sight.

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Complaint Management & Prevention Associate Regine von Kleist on how she uses her degree daily

Managing complex complaints can be challenging, but so is being a woman in a nearly all-male economics department at university. We chat about her career path and her advice for current students.

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Crypto

Basics, information, tools, and resources you need to get started with crypto.

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What is DeFi? A beginner’s guide to decentralized finance

An emerging field that lets participants make financial transactions directly with others–and it’s quickly gaining in popularity as an alternative to traditional financial services.

6 min read

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Bitcoin | How do private and public keys work?

Even if you’re familiar with Bitcoin, you might not know the difference between private and public keys. Discover everything you need to know to get started.

5 min read

Expats

The tools and information you need to thrive in a new country.

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What is the German Schufa score? And how to get one—a guide

Starting out in Germany but you don’t know yet what a Schufa score is? Read on to find out everything about creditworthiness in Germany.

4 min read

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What is an expat? Starting your expat life: Tips and features to help you settle in

If you’re moving abroad for your dream job, or simply for a change of scenery, then this is the guide you need! We’ve gathered tips and features to help you start off your new life on the right foot.

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Freelancers

Learn how to get started as a freelancer or take your career to the next level.

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How much do freelancers make? A guide to the average freelancer salary

Salary is a big consideration when thinking about going freelance. Read our guide to find out average hourly rates for a number of industries.

5 min read

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How to start your own business

Founding a company is a major commitment. We've put together a checklist to help you get started.

7 min read

Taxes

Tips to understand and navigate taxes with ease.

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Self-employed in Germany? Taxes, tips, and more.

Thinking about working for yourself—but don’t like thinking about taxes? With our practical guide, learn everything you need to know about being self-employed and taxes in Germany.

6 min read

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Taxes on cryptocurrency—everything you need to know

Are cryptocurrencies taxed like stocks? From the type of tax to your tax-free allowance, this guide tells you everything you need to know about taxes and cryptocurrencies.

6 min read

Budgeting

Budget and save money for the things that matter most to you.

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11 genius life hacks to save on your electric bill

With these tips, you could save up to €400 a year!

7 min read

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How to save money on your gas bill and still stay warm

Cutting back on your gas bill doesn’t mean being left out in the cold. Here’s how to do it!

7 min read

Travel

Money saving tips, inspiration, and ideas to help you make the most out of your next trip.

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How to Save and Where to Go if You Travel to Portugal

To make the most out of your vacation, here's where to go, what to do, and how to budget for your Great British adventure!

10 min read

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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