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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 PIN card?

What if I want to use my PIN card abroad?

What if I have lost my PIN 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?

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?

Can I open a bank account without having a Burgerservice nummer (BSN)?

Banks need your Citizen Service Number (Burgerservicenummer, BSN) to share financial information with the tax authorities. This is compulsory by law.

If there is a delay in your registration and therefore you don’t have a BSN yet,you can still open a bank account with Bunq or ABN AMRO and provide your BSN within 90 days.

How can I avoid scams?