Security Explained Simply
New to these complex security topics? Let us explain them.
A fisherman explains phishing
Who better than a fisherman to explain phishing attacks? Reel in his tips to protect yourself.
A magician explains card fraud
Abracadabra! Watch as a magician pulls back the curtain on card fraud and how you can guard against it.
A flight attendant explains travel scams
Buckle up and watch our flight attendant explain how to avoid travel scams the simple way.
A bouncer explains two-step verification
Our bouncer knows a thing or two about security. Watch her break down two-step verification in plain language.
A weather reporter explains cloud security
Wondering what cloud security has in common with predicting the weather? Our reporter makes it easy to grasp.
Our security features keep your money and data simply secure.
More than an app: A fully licensed bank
N26 is a fully licensed German bank. That means we have the same security regulations as any other bank. It also means your funds are protected up to €100,000 by the German Deposit Protection Scheme. But our security measures don't stop there.
Secure banking designed for today
Fully hosted in the cloud, we use artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect your account, fight financial crime and card fraud. It’s security technology you can trust.
You can always pay it safe
From biometric authentication to extra layers of protection like 3D Secure, you can always spend confidently with N26. Want extra peace of mind? Your account can only be paired with your own smartphone, and you get real-time push notifications on all account activity — no surprises.
Your money is in safe hands — yours
Get full control over the security of your account with customizable settings in your N26 app. Lock and unlock your card, change your PIN, set spending limits, and hide your sensitive data from prying eyes — instantly and effortlessly. It’s security your way.
How N26 keeps you and your money safe
Looking for reassurance that your money is protected? Deposit protection schemes help secure the money in your bank account.
Money laundering accounts for billions each year. Here’s how banks fight back with anti-money laundering processes to detect suspicious activity.
From protecting your password to locking your screen, read our 5 essential tips for secure mobile banking.
What do I need to open a free bank account with N26?
You must meet the following requirements to open an N26 Standard free bank account:
- Be over the age of 18
- Live in an eligible country
- Have your own smartphone
- Not yet have an online account with N26
- Have a valid ID
Is N26 secure?
N26 operates with a full European banking license, which protects your N26 account up to €100,000, under EU law directives. With 3D Secure, Mastercard Identity Check and fingerprint and face recognition, the security of your online payments is always guaranteed.
What is online banking security?
At N26, we take many steps to keep you safe while you bank online. To ensure your online banking security, your bank account comes with additional security measures such as 3D Secure and 2-Factor-Authentication to protect your transactions, alongside many in-app features for your peace of mind. Your funds also covered up to €100,000 by the German Deposit Protection Scheme.
How can I increase my online banking security?
Alongside your bank account’s advanced security features, you can take further steps to increase your online banking security. Never write down your passwords or PIN, only log into your account from a device you trust, and only via a secure WiFi connection. Additionally, to protect yourself from online fraud, avoid clicking on links in emails or text messages that seem suspicious. For more information on how to spot fraudulent behavior—and maintain your online banking security—take a look at our Security guide.