As a leading international commercial bank with core markets in Germany and Poland, Commerzbank is a competent and fair partner to its private and corporate clients. It has one of the densest branch networks among German private banks and is the unchallenged leader in financing for SMEs. With its subsidiaries comdirect and Poland’s mBank it owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks. It serves its clients in all markets worldwide.
DKB is an online bank that has been in operation since 1990. They offer a free checking account with a credit card, and free worldwide cash withdrawals with their partner Visa card.
The DKB-Cash has won the award of best Checking Account in a nationwide test performed from FOCUS Money. The free DKB-Cash account reached first place in the category “online checking accounts” due to their wide range of relevant services and the lowest interest rate for bank overdraft.
NUMBER26 is a unique solution to banking with a checking account linked to your smartphone. Save money by ditching your traditional bank for a free mobile account. By linking with Mastercard, they allow you to withdraw cash for free all over the world. Without compromising security, they have created a mobile banking solution that lets you maintain real time awareness of your bank balance, make fund transfers from your phone, and organize and optimize your personal finances with smart statistics. They are also one of the few banking services available entirely in English in Germany and Austria. Check out the link below for more information on how to sign up:
Comdirect offers a free online checking account with many mobile friendly features. You can sign up online within minutes via a webcam, and can pay bills directly on your smartphone with their photo based app. They offer free withdrawals worldwide with their visa debit card, no minimum balance needed, and will even give you a 100 euro bonus for signing up. They offer online banking and 24hr customer service, however unfortunately their website is only available in German. Although there is no physical branches, you can make free cash deposits with their partner bank, Commerzbank. Online reviews of their services are generally very positive.
ING-Diba is an online bank, offering a free checking and savings account, as well as a visa. They offer a 75 euro bonus to sign up with them, as well as advertising a particularly favorable overdraft rate. They are a guaranteed free account by Stiftung Warentest, with no hidden costs and a credit card with no annual fee. They offer a student account with special account management, as well as a 500 euro overdraft.
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Targobank offers a free online bank account. You can withdraw cash free of charge with a partner Visa card at any ATM with the Visa logo. Transfers and monitoring your bank account online are free. Account information is available by text message, and they offer complete online security and guarantee complete replacement of any loss through online fraud. Their mobile banking app gets high reviews online.
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