Banking in Spain

Information on opening a Spanish bank account - what documents to provide - the credit and debit cards, payment methods cheques and more...

There are two main types of banks in Spain:

  • general retail and commercial banks (bancos), including registered foreign banks
  • savings banks (cajas de ahorros)

The core banking services offered by both these types of entities are generally the same. One of the main differences is that cajas de ahorros are traditionally confined to specific regions or provinces, although the major ones have branches throughout the country.

Spain has one of the highest ratios of bank branches per capita in Europe; however, not all of these will offer an English-language service.

Do you have a suggestion to improve this page? click here...

Featured Business

CIGNA

Moving to Spain? Get top quality international health insurance from Cigna Global Health...
Read more...

deVere Group-Spain

Knowledge is power when it comes to your finances. Being the largest independent financial...
Read more...

Mobile & Diseno Marbella

Mobile & Diseno is a company with more than 20 years of experience in Marbella, specializing...
Read more...

Business Directory:
Related Categories


Become Member List your Business Blog For Us

Featured Information

Useful Contacts

Useful Contacts

Find out about services and government organisations that play a part in moving to Spain.

Read more...
Social Security

Social Security

More on the TGSS and INSS in Spain.

Read more...

Health Insurance Quote