A Mastercard debit card designed for you
Are you a N26 premium account user? Then you can get a debit Mastercard in the color of your choice. And with N26 Metal, you’ll get a uniquely designed stainless steel metal card available in three finishes: charcoal black, quartz pink, or pearl gray. If you have a free N26 Standard account, you can order our transparent debit card for a one-time payment of €10 (shipping included).
Open your account in just a few minutes and start using your card right away, even before it arrives at your home!
Our N26 debit cards
All the bank cards we offer are debit Mastercards with NFC technology for contactless payments—even our custom-designed Mastercard Metal. As a debit card, your Mastercard is connected to your bank account, so the money you spend will be immediately deducted from your N26 account.
Pay or withdraw cash anywhere you are and keep your money safe with 3D Secure by Mastercard. Plus, add your card to your Apple Pay or Google Pay account to pay directly from your phone as soon as you open your account.
Pay with your card wherever you are
Everything you need to travel the world fits in your pocket: your N26 Mastercard with zero fees when paying abroad and the official Mastercard exchange rate which will make your trip full of only positive surprises. Enjoy online or in-store shopping anywhere in the world without additional fees and make commission-free ATM withdrawals in any currency with premium accounts. You can use the Mastercard ATM locator integrated in the N26 app to find the nearest one.Open online bank account
3D Secure from Mastercard
All your online payments are protected thanks to Mastercard SecureCode technology, which provides an extra layer of security for your online purchases.
Your Mastercard N26 contactless is compatible with NFC technology, so you can pay for your purchases securely and quickly in physical stores, online or in apps.
Thanks to real-time push notifications after every transaction, you are always up to date on what's going on in your bank account.
With our European banking license, your money is protected up to 100.000 € by the German Deposit Guarantee Fund.
Control your Mastercard 24 hours a day
You're in control of your money and your card. Add your Mastercard debit card to your Google Pay or Apple Pay Wallet for mobile payments. Lock or unlock your card, change your PIN or set your daily spending and withdrawal limits, both at home and abroad, from the app in seconds. Don't know where your card is? Request an additional Mastercard linked to your account and never be left without access to your money.
Your Mastercard, your style
Business or personal, Standard or premium? Whichever account you choose, we have a Mastercard that fits you. Plus, you can select the color of your card if you choose one of our premium accounts, or order a transparent debit card for a one-time payment which covers shipping and handling only.
What is the N26 Mastercard debit card?
All N26 bank cards are Mastercard debit cards that come with contactless NFC technology—even our bespoke-design metal Mastercard. Shop or withdraw money anywhere in the world, and keep your money safe with 3D Secure from Mastercard. Plus, add your card to Apple Pay or Google Pay to spend and save with confidence—right from your phone. Please note that we don’t currently offer credit cards with our accounts.
What is the difference between a Maestro card and a Mastercard card?
Maestro cards can only be used as debit cards, meaning they only have access to the funds on the owner’s bank account. A Mastercard, on the other hand, can be issued as a debit card or a as a credit card, where purchases made on the card are billed to the customer at the end of the month. Mastercard also offers prepaid cards, where customers can add funds to the card without connecting it to their bank account.
Is the N26 Mastercard free?
If you’re a premium customer, your N26 Mastercard is included with your membership. Simply open a bank account in minutes, and pick your favorite color. The free N26 Standard bank account comes with a virtual card—simply add it to your mobile wallet to pay in stores, online or in-apps from your smartphone. You can also order a physical Mastercard to use with your bank account for a one-off €10 delivery fee.
What’s the difference between a Mastercard and an N26 Mastercard?
All Mastercards are not created equal, and the features included in a Mastercard depend on the issuing bank. Some banks issue Mastercard credit cards, while others offer Mastercard debit cards. At some banks, cash withdrawals above a certain amount are subject to a fee—and there are also banks that don’t offer Mastercards with a German IBAN, but rather with a foreign one. If you choose to get an N26 debit Mastercard, you’ll benefit from a German IBAN, free payments worldwide, and 3D Secure technology for safe online payments.
How can I use a debit Mastercard?
A debit Mastercard can be used for various things. Use it to pay online, in-app or in stores—or use it to withdraw cash from ATMs. If your debit Mastercard comes with NFC technology, you can also use it for contactless payments. At some banks, you can also link your debit Mastercard to Apple Pay or Google Pay in order to pay with your smartphone—which comes in handy if you forgot your card at home.
Can I get a Maestro card with my N26 account?
Residents in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria can also order a Maestro card to accompany their primary debit Mastercard.
Mastercard vs Visa—what’s the difference?
Mastercard and Visa are both payment networks. They don’t, however, issue cards—only a bank can do that. Mastercard and Visa cards don’t differ much on their own and are accepted by most merchants, but the kind of card you have can differ when it comes to your APR, perks and benefits, and more, depending on your bank account.
Is a Mastercard always a credit card?
In short, no. A bank can issue Mastercards either as a debit card or as a credit card. As a credit card holder, you'll be billed for purchases made with the card at the end of the month. A debit card, however, is linked to your checking account and the money is withdrawn as soon as you make a purchase. Mastercard also offers prepaid cards that aren’t linked to your bank account—simply top them up with funds when you need to use them.
What’s a Mastercard Gold?
A Mastercard Gold offers a number of advantages compared to a Mastercard Standard. These can range from additional insurances such as purchase insurance or a higher limit for cash withdrawals. The exact features are determined by the issuing bank.
What’s a Mastercard Platinum?
Mastercard Platinum is Mastercard’s premium product, which offers you even more benefits than Mastercard Gold. The included benefits ranging from extensive insurance benefits to the concierge service, which supports you when planning and booking trips. However, before you order your Mastercard Platinum, you should find out which services the issuing bank offers, as they may differ.
What’s a World Mastercard?
A World Mastercard is a card that comes with services such as security features, travel benefits and access to 24/7 service hotlines. However, as with other cards, the precise features will vary depending on which bank issues the card.
What’s a World Elite Mastercard?
The World Elite Mastercard is a premium credit card that offers numerous benefits to its card holders. Whether it's comprehensive insurance benefits, free access to airport lounges, or a concierge service for travel and business—if you have the privilege to own a World Elite Mastercard, you can benefit from many exclusive perks.