Entity attached to the German Deposit Guarantee Fund. The fund guarantees deposits on money up to 100,000 euros per owner of the European Union and entity.
This number is indicative of the risk of the product, being 1/6 indicative of lower risk and 6/6 of higher risk.
N26 Business bank account for freelancers
If you’re looking for a free online business bank account and the perfect Mastercard, you’re not daydreaming—we have it. N26 Business has everything you need to keep your professional and work life balanced and organized. There’s no fuss, no time wasting with paperwork, and you’ll enjoy 0.1% cashback on all card payments. Open yours in minutes, and start making mobile payments before your physical card arrives.
The card for traveling freelancers
Freelancers of the world, we’re here to make your life easier; with the N26 Business Mastercard you can pay in shops or online anywhere in the world and benefit from the official Mastercard exchange rate with no extra fees. If you travel for work, this is your type of card.
Pay with the N26 Business card and get 0.1% cashback
We provide benefits rather than excuses – that’s why you receive a 0.1% cashback on all purchases done with your N26 Business Mastercard. Simply put, you’ll be able to save money with your business activity.
Stay up to date with your account
Surely you don’t want to miss anything from your business banking activity — as a freelancer you need to stay on top of your finances at all times. With N26 Business you receive instant push notifications for each transaction, giving you complete control over your income and spending. You’ll no longer have to wait for any activity to be reflected on your bank balance.
Sort it out with Spaces
Sub-accounts can help organize your money if you’re saving up for a big purchase. Spaces is the fastest, easiest, and most flexible way to put money aside for your needs. You can also create rules for automated transfers and even join a shared Space with other N26 users.Discover Spaces
A transparent bank
We’re as transparent as our debit Mastercard — you can use it worldwide to pay in any currency with no fees whilst enjoying the official Mastercard exchange rate for cash withdrawals.
3D Secure technology
Mastercard SecureCode technology 3D Secure is an additional security measure that helps prevent fraud when making payments with your N26 card online.
You can access the history of all the movements and transactions on your account at any time from the comfort of your smartphone, as well as download your balance statements for a more detailed overview of your account’s income and expenditure.
At your fingertips
Safe and fast log in to your account is right at your fingertips—literally—with the latest fingerprint and Face ID technology.
Easy money transfers in seconds
Immediately top up your N26 Business account through a debit card after signing-up, and use MoneyBeam to instantly send, receive and request funds from the other N26 users listed in your contact list.
Urgently need to get paid? With an incoming SEPA Instant Credit Transfer, your client can pay your invoice in seconds so you receive your money faster.
Analyze your spendings to optimize your business
The N26 business bank account uses artificial intelligence to automatically categorize your spending. Forget clunky spreadsheets—it’s all there in a clear overview within the app. You can also write your own tags for even more personalized sorting: #rent #supplies #transportation, etc.
Export your balance statement
If you need to download or print your detailed balance statement, you can do so in CSV or PDF format directly from the mobile or web app.
Banking on large screen
We’re The Mobile Bank, but we’re also flexible. If you prefer the large screen of a computer, you can log in the N26 web app from your browser and perform almost all the actions available in the mobile app.
For those who’d like a little more
Take your business even further with the premium benefits of the N26 Business You and Metal plans. With an extensive insurance package, unlimited withdrawals worldwide, and free payments in any currency, N26 Business plans have been tailored to fit the daily needs of freelancers like you. Enjoy a 0.1% cashback on all your purchases with N26 Business You, and 0.5% with Business Metal. And tap into offers and discounts on brands like Google Ads, Udemy and Hotels.com.Read more
We’re here for you
Our Customer Support is available in 5 languages—Spanish, English, French, Italian and German—and eager to help you everyday including Sundays and bank holidays. If you want to reach out, simply open a chat directly from the N26 app or the Support Center.
To open the N26 bank account for freelancers you must:
- use the account primarily for business purposes
- not be already an N26 user
- reside in a country where N26 Business is available: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Yes, N26 Business is free to open online with no account management nor maintenance fees.
To sign up for N26 Business you have to use your personal name and surname. The N26 Business account is designed for self-employed and freelance users doing business under their own name. That means you can’t have your company’s name on the account or card.
If you’ll use your account for business purposes we recommend you to open the N26 Business account from the beginning, as it’s currently not possible to have two separate N26 accounts at the same time.
Since N26 Business is an online business bank account, you’ll receive your 0.1% cashback on all Mastercard purchases directly into your account. This will automatically be deposited on a monthly basis. You don’t have to take any additional steps!
N26 Business is the online bank account designed for freelancers, therefore you’re expected to use it mainly for business purposes. However, you can also use it for private purposes as long as these are in a minority compared to your business spending. You may also use it to receive payments from customers, for spendings related to your business activity such as traveling, or to pay the rent.
N26 is not a collaborating entity of Seguridad Social or the Agencia Tributaria, an essential requirement to process public aid. Therefore, it’s not currently possible to process these types of transactions with your N26 account. Although you currently can’t either pay your taxes from your N26 account (self-employed quota, VAT, etc.), or receive benefits (pensions, unemployment benefit, Minimum Life Income, etc.) you can receive tax refunds into it—for example, tax returns.
We’re working to offer a solution in the near future, and make our customers’ day-to-day easier.
As N26 is not a collaborating entity, your account has the following limitations:
- You cannot pay taxes to the AEAT (Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria).
- You cannot receive Seguridad Social benefits, including pensions, ERTE (Expediente de Regulación Temporal de Empleo), unemployment benefits, etc.