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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.

13 min read

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Stagflation Explained: From Stocks to Real Estate

When is an economy at risk of stagflation? And what does that mean exactly? Here, find out what the term means, the consequences of stagflation, and why some might even benefit from it.

8 min read

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What is the digital euro and how does it work?

Here’s what you need to know about the virtual currency in the works at the European Central Bank.

6 min read

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How to open a bank account in Europe

Moving to Europe? Here’s how to set up your own local bank account.

7 min read

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How to open a bank account in the Netherlands

If you want to open a bank account in the Netherlands, you’re going to want to read this guide. Whether at a branch, online, or through an app, here’s everything you need to know.

6 min read

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How to open a bank account in Belgium

Whether online or old school, here’s what you need to know.

5 min read

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How inflation is impacting spending and saving in Europe

Thanks to inflation, a lot has changed in the European economy in 2022. To learn how Europeans are dealing with the impact, we’ve compiled and analyzed data from N26 customers across five markets.

9 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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How to open a bank account in Portugal

Are you settling in sunny Portugal? Open a local bank account to make your transition even smoother. Here’s what you need to know.

6 min read

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What is deflation—and what does it mean for the economy?

Central banks do everything in their power to avoid deflation—but why? What causes deflation, and how can it negatively affect the economy? Read on to learn more!

8 min read

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How to Save and Where to Go if You Travel to Portugal

To make the most out of your vacation, here's where to go, what to do, and how to budget for your Great British adventure!

10 min read

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Travel to the Netherlands—Where to Go and How to Budget for your Trip

How to get the most out of your Dutch adventure and return with plenty of cash to spare!

10 min read

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The ultimate guide to tipping in Europe

Tipping can seem like a complicated subject to navigate, but don’t let anxiety take you over. We break down some of the most common tipping practices across Europe to make your next holiday a breeze.

4 min read