Risk indicator for all N26 accounts.
1/6 This number is indicative of the risk of the product, 1/6 being indicative of lower risk and 6/6 of higher risk.
N26 is a member of the German Deposit Guarantee Fund. The fund guarantees deposits up to 100,000 euros per account holder and entity.
Discover our account switching service
Change banks in just 10 minutes
Switching to N26 isn’t just easy—it’s also fast and free. That’s because as a fully digital bank, we won’t bother you with one bit of paperwork—all you’ll need is your desktop computer and your bank details. Read on to find out how to switch banks in just 10 minutes with the N26 bank account switching service!
Things to do before switching your bank
Before waving goodbye to your current bank, we recommend taking a few steps to make sure the transition is as easy as possible.
Don’t rush to close your account
First of all, make a list of all your regular direct debits, bills and scheduled payments that are charged on your account. Once you have your list, make sure all of them are moved to your new account before closing the old one.
Take note of your new IBAN and transfer some money
Avoid going into the red—make sure you have enough money in your account when your direct debits are due to be collected.
Remember to transfer your salary
This means you won’t have to worry about transferring money to your new account regularly, if you decide to keep your old one open.
Try out our bank account switching service
If you’re not a fan of banking bureaucracy, then you’re in luck—the N26 bank account switching service takes care of everything for you. All you have to do is decide what bills and direct debits you want to transfer to N26, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Switch banks the easy way with N26
We’ve partnered with finleap to make switching accounts easier than ever. Here’s how it works:
- Open an N26 account on the N26 mobile or web app
- Head to My Account and scroll to Switch to N26. Alternatively, use the N26 bank account switching website, and log in with your old bank details.
- finleap will automatically recognize your direct debits, incoming payments and standing orders—simply select the ones you want us to transfer to your N26 account.
- Confirm the account switch—and you’re done!
Switch to a secure online bank
As a fully licensed bank, your security is our top priority. That’s why we’ve put top security measures in place to keep your money safe. Alongside 3D Secure technology that prevents unauthorized access to your bank account, you can log in to your N26 app with fingerprint ID or face recognition. And while push notifications will always keep you updated about incoming and outgoing payments, you can rest assured your deposits are protected up to €100,000 by the German deposit protection scheme.
N26 Support—we’re here to help
Whether you’re experiencing technical issues, or just have a question about your bank account, we’re here for you. Simply contact our team of specialists via our chat function right in your N26 app. Plus, you can discover helpful information on the Support Center, 24/7. Got questions about opening an N26 account and switching banks? Check out our FAQ below!Visit our Support Center
Find out what documents you need to open your N26 account
We aren’t huge fans of paperwork — or of making you waste your time looking for the information you need. To make it easier for you, we explain here in detail what identity documents you need to open your N26 bank account, depending on your nationality.See list of documents
Smart: TIN 0%, APR: -1.17% for a scenario in which a daily balance of €5,000 is maintained consistently for 1 year, applying an annual nominal interest rate of 0% and the monthly cost of the account of €4,90/month. The settlement of the account is made monthly.
You: TIN 0%, APR: -2.35% for a scenario in which a daily balance of €5,000 is maintained consistently for 1 year, applying an annual nominal interest rate of 0% and the monthly cost of the account of €9,90/month. The settlement of the account is made monthly.
Metal: TIN 0%, APR: -3.98% for a scenario in which a daily balance of €5,000 is maintained consistently for 1 year, applying an annual nominal interest rate of 0% and the monthly cost of the account of €16,90/month. The settlement of the account is made monthly.
__*2.26% AER (2.26% annual NIR). With this interest rate, if you maintain a daily balance of €15,000 in your Instant Savings account for a period of 12 months, you’ll earn a total gross interest of €339. Applies to all your savings, no maximum limit. __
How long does switching my bank account take?
Requesting your account switch only takes 10 minutes. Once you’ve submitted your request, it will take 5-7 business days to contact all your payment partners. However, you may need to factor in additional time to process certain changes for future payments.
What is Qwist?
Qwist GmbH (formerly known as finleap connect GmbH) is our partner who offers the account switching service platform. Using Qwist via the N26 link is easy, free, and 100% digital.
Which countries’ IBANs can be switched?
Currently, the account switching service is only available in Germany, Austria, and Spain. Unfortunately, IBANs from other countries cannot be processed yet.
Which Spanish bank can I switch from?
You can easily switch your bank account to N26 from almost every Spanish bank! Just type in the name of your current bank, whether it’s Bankia, BBVA, Santander, ING, Sabadell or CaixaBank. Discover how to switch banks with our tool to facilitate the process.
Are there other ways to switch my bank account?
Yes. You also have the option to transfer all your direct debits, incoming payments, and standing orders manually. To do this, you’ll need to contact the relevant companies yourself. In Germany, every bank is required to offer an account switching service, however this service is usually not free.