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Star signs and finances — a beginner’s guide to the the zodiac

Whether you’re a passionate Leo or an ever-changing Libra, each star sign has its own specific traits. Find out what your zodiac sign says about your money-management style.

1 min read

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Banking Basics: getting started

We’re here to demystify all things banking-related. Read our guide to take a closer look at the basics of your account.

6 min read

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The ECB’s key interest rate: what it is and how it affects you

For the first time in 11 years, the European Central Bank has raised its key interest rate. But what exactly is it? Read on to learn how it works and what the changes might mean for you.

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What is a bank guarantee?

Individuals and businesses use bank guarantees to safeguard payments, manage risk, and protect their money. Learn more about the different types of guarantees and their uses here.

4 min read

What is Euribor and how does it affect you?

The European interbank interest rate—or Euribor—impacts everything from your savings account to mortgage rates. Learn more about its impacts in this article.

5 min read

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How long does a transfer take?

The SEPA initiative makes it easier to send euros between bank accounts, but transfers don’t always happen overnight.

2 min read

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Credit, debit, and prepaid cards—what’s the difference?

You use them every day but what is the difference, actually? Let’s get to the heart of the matter so you can decide what’s best for you.

7 min read

Cup with coins which is increasing in value thanks to saving and compound interest.

What is compound interest? A beginner's guide

If you'd like to boost your savings, compound interest will help you earn more over time. Learn how it works and how to use it to increase your savings over the long term.

5 min read

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What is a recession and how long will it last?

Political events, environmental disasters, trade shocks: There are many factors that could cause a country's economy to slow down. But what exactly is a recession—and how long do they last?

5 min read

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Everything you need to know—but were never told—about your bank account number

Learn everything you need to know about your bank account number and understand what types of transactions you can make with it.

5 min read

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Real-time banking behind the scenes

At N26, you can receive a notification any time your balance changes. How do we manage do pull this off?

2 min read

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SEPA transfers made easy–everything you need to know

You’ve heard of SEPA payments, but what does it stand for, and how does it actually work? We unpack all you need to know about SEPA transfers here.

6 min read