Tips for opening a bank account in Finland

It would be great if you brought your universal Visa or MasterCard to Finland from your home country. However, it is not always easy for a student to get such credit cards. Even if you do have one, you still might like to get a bank card in Oulu for several online services.

Banks in Oulu

After staying in Oulu without a Finnish bank account for 3 months, I found a Visa card necessary. Especially when I realized that I couldn’t transfer money from my card. So don’t be stubborn, get yourself a bank card as soon as possible.

You will need a Finnish bank account for several online services such as stronger identification and accessing public services.

There are more than ten different banks in Finland. Next, I will mention few banks that I visited in person at the Valkea shopping center.

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Yipaerguli Mohetaer is from China and studying her master’s in Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science. Yipaerguli is a snow lover but still someone who loves the sunshine and the summertime!