In Germany, every family has to have its own bank account / current account so that money for the family (e.g. wages, unemployment benefit (Arbeitslosengeld), income support benefits (Sozialhilfe), child benefit (Kindergeld)) can be transferred to this account.
The same account can also be used to pay rent, electricity and telephone bills.
- Therefore, you need to open a current account with a bank (e.g. Sparkasse, Volksbank, Postbank or other)
|Where?||A bank of your choice|
|What will you need?|
|What will you receive?|
A bank card with an account number
Keep this in a safe place!