Open a bank account without an anmeldung

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Are there any Banks in Berlin that allow you to open a bank account

with an EU Passport but not yet registered in Germany??

 

also, i would like to ask what banks in Berlin are cheapest with the lowest fees?

 

thanks!

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I know somebody who recently needed a German bank account but couldn't register, they basically went around every single bank and the only one that they could find that would accept them was Commerzbank. So I would suggest trying there.

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The question is backwards. If you live here you need to get yourself registered and then you will have a choice of most of the highstreet banks. Sparkasse charge around 2 euros per month and I think are certain to take you as a customer, there are free acounts with some banks but most of them require minimum income levels or other requirements.

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If I am staying at hostel. Can I use its address ? 

 

I do not have any other address in Berlin.

 

My wife own an apartment but it is rented to an old lady. 

 

 

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Check out N26. It's a German startup bank, and it's great, IMO. 

You can sign up online, verify your identity in a Skype chat with your passport. I don't recall ever having to show my Anmeldung. 

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On 03/01/2018, 03:32:46, Fritsen said:

Check out N26. It's a German startup bank, and it's great, IMO. 

You can sign up online, verify your identity in a Skype chat with your passport. I don't recall ever having to show my Anmeldung. 

 

Sadly N26 now closed for UK residents... looking to set up an account before moving and seems harder than expected!

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1 hour ago, wheatism said:

Sadly N26 now closed for UK residents... looking to set up an account before moving and seems harder than expected!

To tide you over until you have a German address and can open an account in a German bank, you can open an € account with Revolut, they are headquartered in Lithuania, so the IBAN will start with LT: https://revolut.com/

Deposits are insured with Lithuanian deposit insurance: https://www.revolut.com/de-LI/legal/deposit-insurance-information/history

 

Or a multi-currency account with Wise (old name: TransferWise): https://wise.com/gb/multi-currency-account/

The IBAN of the € account will be Belgian, i.e. start with BE.

But Wise don't have deposit insurance: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/134152/why-isnt-money-in-a-wise-previously-transferwise-account-insured

 

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Comparison of free bank accounts (nearly all require you to have registered your address in Germany):

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