Banking in the Netherlands

Are credit cards issued by banks to all customers?

Are contactless payments secure?

What is a contactless payment?

What types of loans are available?

Can I directly invest money in the stock exchange?

What is iDeal?

What is an acceptgiro?

Acceptgiro’s (transaction forms) are a widely-accepted method of payment in the Netherlands and have been used by businesses and domestic users for decade. It is based on a paper acceptgiro form, which is made available by a creditor (usually a business), but nowadays it can be used for online banking too.

Bills are generally paid by bank transfer. You receive an invoice and an acceptgiro form from the company concerned, sometimes with the payment details already filled in. You add your signature and fill in the number of your bank account and mail the form back to your bank. You can also drop your acceptgiro directly in the dedicated letterbox at the bank. Most people are now using it via internet banking.

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

How can I access my bank details using mobile devices?

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

How to exchange foreign money in the Netherlands?

What is PSD2?

What is IBAN?

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

What if I want to use my PIN card abroad?

How do I use my bank PIN card?

How does a current account operate?

What are the accounts and services offered by banks?

What are the requirements to open up a bank account?

How can I open a bank account?

Can you explain the numbering conventions used in the Netherlands?

What is the currency in the Netherlands?