Holding a bank account in another Member State

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Holding a bank account in another Member State

Right to a basic bank account

You may want or need to open a bank account in your home country or in another EU country. If you are legally resident in an EU country you are entitled to open a "basic payment account". Banks  cannot refuse your application for a basic payment account  just because you don't live in the country where the bank is established.

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