Year abroad in Germany. Need a German bank account?

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Brabant93 Wed 02-Sep-20 19:49:30

My DS is starting a year studying in Germany this month. He has a Nationwide student account which has no fees for transactions abroad. Does he need a German bank account as well?

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cologne4711 Wed 02-Sep-20 21:33:27

He could open a Starling account too, and have a linked Euro account.

It's useful to have a local account for paying rent etc and they tend to do bank transfers more, which can be a pain from a UK account and possibly even more so after Brexit.

He's lucky his year is still going ahead, I hope he enjoys it, it was the best year of my life (so I went back for a second one!)

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