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What exactly is duty free

Not all duty-free goods were created equal! Here’s what to buy and what to avoid to save some cash the next time you’re in the airport.

6 min read

Company

Important news and updates on all things N26.

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Donate to Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin with N26

We’ve partnered with Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. to allow you to donate directly from the N26 app and support those affected by the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

2 min read

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Why does N26 block accounts?

Blocking and closing accounts is an important part of what N26 must do as a bank to help combat financial crime.

2 min read

Product

Learn all about N26 products, features, and bank accounts.

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N26 Monthly Wrap-Up: A new way to review your monthly spending

Our handy new feature lets you see what you spent, where you spent it, and how much you saved.

4 min read

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N26 x TIER—Save up to 20% off 3 trips

Whether you’re commuting to work or heading out to meet friends, TIER’s electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds will get you from A to B—with zero emissions. Time to get rolling!

2 min read

Technology & Security

Learn all about N26 products, features, and bank accounts.

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How to protect your digital identity

Online fraud has increased exponentially—forcing everyone to be extra vigilant online. Below, find out the best ways to protect your digital identity.

4 min read

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How to protect yourself when your phone is lost or stolen

Are you going through that gut-wrenching experience of your phone getting stolen, and you’re wondering what to do? Find out the 5 things you need to do to protect yourself.

5 min read

Lifestyle

Lifestyle subjects that enhance your life and help you better manage your money.

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Vivere a Napoli: una guida pratica

Guida ai pregi e ai difetti della capitale partenopea.

4 min read

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Which Europeans saved and spent the most in 2021?

N26 data indicates that Spanish customers saved more in 2021 than their European counterparts—and European women were better at saving than men. For more saving and spending insights, read on.

13 min read

Banking Basics

All things banking and money, to empower you make you the most out of your finances.

What is debt consolidation? How and when to consolidate debt

Consolidating multiple debt balances into a new account with just one monthly payment can have a lot of advantages. But it may not be right for every situation.

7 min read

What is debt relief? Understanding your options

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by debt, you have options. Debt relief may involve consolidating your debts into a more manageable payment, or exploring options to have your debts reduced or forgiven.

6 min read

Students

Money tips and resources to help you make the most of student life.

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COVID-19 gives rise to a new generation of money-savvy students

Faced with a tough economic landscape, European students are finding new ways to manage their money. We explore how digital tools are enabling students to seize control of their finances.

2 min read

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Your guide to finding student accommodation in Italy

Looking to rent a room while studying in Italy? Read our guide to find out what you need to know.

6 min read

Crypto

Basics, information, tools, and resources you need to get started with crypto.

How to buy bitcoin.

How to buy Bitcoin (BTC): A step-by-step guide

Before you buy Bitcoin, do your research on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Have a plan for how you want to use it, and don’t forget to factor in taxes if you plan to sell at a later date.

11 min read

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What is DeFi? A beginner’s guide to decentralized finance

An emerging field that lets participants make financial transactions directly with others–and it’s quickly gaining in popularity as an alternative to traditional financial services.

6 min read

Expats

The tools and information you need to thrive in a new country.

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What is the German Schufa score? And how to get one—a guide

Starting out in Germany but you don’t know yet what a Schufa score is? Read on to find out everything about creditworthiness in Germany.

4 min read

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How to open a bank account in Norway

Making a move to Norway? Here’s everything you need to know about opening a bank account.

5 min read

Freelancers

Learn how to get started as a freelancer or take your career to the next level.

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How much do freelancers make? A guide to the average freelancer salary

Salary is a big consideration when thinking about going freelance. Read our guide to find out average hourly rates for a number of industries.

5 min read

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Your guide to freelancing as an expat in Italy

Ready to be your own boss while living abroad? Here’s what you need to know.

8 min read

Taxes

Tips to understand and navigate taxes with ease.

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What is inheritance tax and how does it work?

Everything you need to know about taxes on wealth inheritance in Italy.

5 min read

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Everything you need to know about the ISEE 2022

The ISEE allows you to access lots of services and benefits such as bonuses and tuition fees. Read on to find out how to apply.

5 min read

Budgeting

Budget and save money for the things that matter most to you.

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Personal financial planning—tips on setting yourself up for the future

The best way to safeguard your future? Start personal financial planning today. Read on to learn how.

8 min read

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Debt snowball vs. avalanche: What’s the best way to pay off debt?

Choose the right debt-repayment strategy based on your personality type.

9 min read

Travel

Money saving tips, inspiration, and ideas to help you make the most out of your next trip.

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Lost your debit card? Here’s what to do.

Losing your debit or credit card is stressful. Here’s how to keep your account safe.

5 min read

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How to travel on a budget

Traveling on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing quality—it just means getting more creative! Here are the best ways to make your money stretch further on your next vacation.

7 min read