Australian goes to europe

Hi All, does N26 work also for Australians? I mean if I travel around Europe and I have N26 account (based on my australian residency) I will pay internaltional fees or not? I have double nationality and from Australia I am moving to Italy for an year for my job and I am looking for some good bank who does not charge internaltional fees so I can use my australian money/account without wasting a lot in fees and exchange rates (:roll_eyes:)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Hi Claudia,

You could open an N26 account when you move to Italy (you canโ€™t use your Australian residency, so you should wait until you have an Italian address). The account would be in EUR and would be excellent for spending in Italy and abroad.

For transferring money from Australia to Europe, check out TransferWise Borderless. You can activate both AUD and EUR (and more) currencies, with local bank details in each. So, to transfer from your local Australian bank account is just a local transfer, then you can convert to EUR directly in the TransferWise app. Then itโ€™s just another local โ€œSEPAโ€ (normal EU) transfer to get the money to your N26 account.

You can also keep the money in your TransferWise account (you also get a debit card attached to it), but the transaction costs (especially for paying bills and friends in the EU, plus spending abroad) are a little bit higher than if you use N26 directly.

Hope that helps!

Thomas

THANKS Thomas.

It helped a lot.

Have a great Sunday.

Kindest regards,
Claudia Dโ€™Angelo

am new and will like to know more about n26