ABN AMRO: Experts in expats

07 August 2013, by

First things first: when you arrive in a new country, you’ll need a debit account. If only for your employer to pay you your salary. Or for you to pay for your groceries.

At ABN AMRO you can become a customer and open an account even before you received your BSN (social services number).

In control

After opening an account you will receive a complete package to manage your account: a debit card, a credit card and various tools for online banking.

Other benefits we offer include:
24/7 full service in English
Internet banking, apps and documentation in English
Financial advice in many other languages
Worldwide access to personal accounts
The ability to open an account without a BSN (social services number)
Detailed knowledge on rules and regulations for expats
Expert advice on payments, savings, insurance, credit, mortgages, loans and investments

For more information about opening an account, other benefits and costs, see our website.

Tailor made advice

ABN AMRO can offer you more than just an account. Once your settled in, you may have other needs or questions regarding your financial situation.

abn amro

Think about savings, investments or insurances? Or maybe you need a loan or a mortgage? Our experts will gladly give you tailor made advice based on your personal situation.

Understanding your needs

Besides understanding your language, we understand your situation. Our employees not only know about the financial rules and regulations for expats, many of them have actually worked abroad. They know firsthand about all the challenges you will encounter in a new environment.

So, if you are an expat and have some financial need: ask our experts! Our International Client Desk welcomes you!


ABN AMRO is a full-service bank with many years of international experience. As the leading Dutch bank for expats, we have a detailed knowledge of all financial and insurance rules and regulations international clients encounter. We make sure you don’t have to worry about your banking matters.

Please visit ABN AMRO to make an appointment. Our International Client Desk welcomes you!

Related Links
Comments arranged by date (Total 4 comments)  
August 07 2013, 09:43AM

Totally unbiased & unashamed bit of advertising? ABN/AMRO is no better or worse than any other bank. What can abn/amro do that other banks can't?

August 07 2013, 10:29AM

Everything in English! Something that all companies working with internationals should do!

January 15 2014, 06:03PM

We had a very bad experience with ABN AMRO travel insurance. We asked for a full coverage explaining the items we normally travel with and the cost of them (cost was approximately 10 000 euro's for laptops, camera's, camera lenses etc.). We were told about the insurance and it seemed as there was only one insurance covering it all. They told us that the only difference between insurances was cancellation coverage. Few months later we were robbed during our trip to South America and as we contacted ABN AMRO regarding it, turned out we only had a standard insurance which does not cover even half of anything. We never saw any of the Standard insurance coverage amounts or even discuss that option because it really doesn't cover much of anything and from the start we were asking for an extensive coverage. We talked to two different people about it face-to-face and it was all supposed to be clear for everyone. Do not trust this bank!!! They are just taking advantage of expat's and the fact that you will not be able to read the Dutch contract and quite frankly they just seem to lie and mislead you. Naturally we are all responsible for the papers we sign so do not expect that ABN AMRO's EXPAT service will actually help you or be your trusted partner in this new country. They will make you believe that they explain everything you need to know but actually they don't do that. Do not trust this bank!!!

May 05 2015, 02:17PM

One bizarre policy of ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, that is particularly relevant (and repulsive) to expats is that (as of May 2015) they treat your *taxed* income as the basis for mortgage applications. That is, they will take 30% off of your gross salary if you have the 30% ruling as use that figure for calculating your borrowing capacity.

About the Author
Koosje Ploegmakers

Koosje Ploegmakers is born at the 27th of May 1971 in Bordj Bou Arreridj in Algeria. She lived in Ma...



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse IamExpat.nl you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to learn more