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Banking in the Netherlands

What is the currency in the Netherlands?

Can you explain the numbering conventions used in the Netherlands?

How can I open a bank account?

What are the requirements to open up a bank account?

What are the accounts and services offered by banks?

How does a current account operate?

How do I use my bank PIN card?

What if I want to use my PIN card abroad?

What if I have lost my bank card or had it stolen?

What is IBAN?

What is PSD2?

How to exchange foreign money in the Netherlands?

Can I pay in a shop by using my mobile phone?

How can I access my bank details using mobile devices?

How easy is it to pay using my credit card in the Netherlands?

Unlike in some other countries such as the US or UK, the facility to pay by credit card in shops, supermarkets and restaurants is less widely available in the Netherlands. This is because the retailer or restaurant is charged a fee by the credit card company. Hence, the Dutch tend to use their credit cards only for internet purchases, high value purchases and whilst travelling abroad to pay for items or to withdraw cash from cash machines.

What is internetbankieren (internet banking) and how to use it?

What is an acceptgiro?

What is iDeal?

Can I directly invest money in the stock exchange?

What types of loans are available?

What is a contactless payment?

Are contactless payments secure?

Are credit cards issued by banks to all customers?