ABN AMRO: Setting up your banking in the Netherlands

ABN AMRO: Setting up your banking in the Netherlands


Planning to move to the Netherlands, just arrived or simply looking for a bank that meets your (language) requirements?

ABN AMRO - one of the Netherlands’ leading banks -  would like to help you find your way financially in your new country in a way that suits you and in a language you understand. That's why they offer services and support specifically tailored to the needs of expats.

First things first: a Dutch bank account

The first thing you need in the Netherlands is a bank account with a debit card and credit card. You need the account to receive your wage payments, pay your rent and do your shopping.

Opening a bank account with ABN AMRO is free and easy and you can do it even before receiving your Dutch citizen service number (BSN).

Once your account is open, you will receive a complete package to manage it, including a debit card, a credit card and tools for online banking.

Banking advantages with ABN ARMO

Banking with ABN AMRO means banking your way: 24 hours a day, on a device of your choice, through the International Clients Desks, by telephone, or via Internet or Mobile Banking.

Banking with ABN AMRO includes:
Full service and support in English 24/7.
Internet Banking in English.
Mobile Banking apps in English, German and Spanish.
Financial advice in more than 25 languages at one of the International Clients Desks.
Money transfers and withdrawals from cash dispensers in Europe at no additional cost.
Worldwide access to your personal accounts.

More than just an account

Once you have set up your bank account, you might have further questions or needs regarding your financial situation. For example you might need advice about:
Credit cards
Savings accounts
Insurance (Liability, home contents, car etc.)

For all these issues, ABN AMRO’s experts will gladly offer advice - in English or in one of the 25 other languages they speak - that is tailored to your personal situation.

Mortgage options and advice

If you are based in the Netherlands for a longer period then it might be worthwhile buying a house. Exploring mortgage options with ABN AMRO as your current bank can offer interesting financial advantages.

ABN AMRO offers a free orientation meeting to help you determine if you are eligible for a mortgage and how much you can potentially borrow.

International Clients Desks for expats

ABN AMRO has International Clients Desks in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven, which are specifically created to provide direct support for expats.

The staff at the International Clients Desks will be glad to help you with information and advice on all your financial matters.

They know the rules and legislation governing expats and many of them are either international or have worked abroad themselves. They are therefore aware of the financial problems that you may encounter and how to resolve them for you.

More information

To find out more about banking in the Netherlands with ABN AMRO:
Visit the info page for newcomers.
Call 0900 8170 (usual call charges apply) or
+31 10 241 1723 from outside the Netherlands.
Make an appointment with an expat advisor.

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