N26 for expats—open a bank account in Italy, without a word of Italian.

Opening your bank account in Italy has never been so easy! No paperwork and no need to speak Italian. N26 is the perfect bank account for expats living in Italy! Open your bank account directly from your smartphone in less than 8 minutes.

What you get with N26

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A European IBAN

Manage your finances in Italy like you never left home. As soon as you open your bank account with N26, you can access your IBAN directly in the N26 app and start using it immediately.

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N26 Mastercard—for free

Most banks in Italy charge extra for a debit card, your N26 Mastercard is totally free and will be sent directly to your home! With the N26 Mastercard you can withdraw money in Italy and in Europe as many times as you want, without paying any commission.

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Pay anywhere. Get charged nowhere

You can use your N26 Mastercard anywhere in the world—for free. Withdraw money as many times as you want in the Eurozone with no extra cost. And if you are abroad? We don’t charge you any foreign transaction fees. Whether you are in Capri or at the only ATM you can find in the Alps, everything is for free!

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Foreign currency transfers: in a few taps with TransferWise

Thanks to our partnership with TransferWise you can send money in 19 currencies in just a few taps. All this happens directly from your N26 app and it’s 6x cheaper than sending money with a traditional bank.

Our Customer Support speaks your language

We are here for you. If you have any question or problem, you can contact our Customer Support directly from your app, in Italian, English, Spanish, French and German

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Arrive smoothly in Italy.

Open your N26 account in 8 minutes. And get on with what really matters.

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* N26 Maestro card is only available in The Netherlands and Germany

Frequently Asked Questions

After you have validated your email address, you'll either verify your identity via a video call in the N26 app or use your camera to photograph yourself and your ID. You can see what type of IDs we accept here.

You can open a N26 account if you’re at least 18 years old, living in one of these countries, and own a compatible smartphone. To start the sign-up, simply create an account in the N26 app or on the N26 website and confirm your email address. You can then introduce yourself with your ID directly in the app and then pair your smartphone with your account.