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How To Open A Bank Account In Germany

In terms of banking, there are a few options open to expats living in Germany. Some choose to maintain an existing account in their home country, which can be useful for things like paying recurring bills back home. Others choose to open an international account with their existing bank, which may eliminate or reduce penalties on moving currencies across borders. And there is also the option of using a borderless account, such as . However, gene ...    more ...
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Avoiding Double Taxation In Germany: A Guide For UK Expats

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.” – Einstein

There is no shame in feeling discombobulated by taxation systems; we all do. Even Einstein!

This guide is specifically aimed at UK expats living and earning in Germany. As the title promises, we will explain how to avoid double taxation as well as how taxes between Germany and the UK work. And, most importantly, we will do this without using complicated lega ...    more ...
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Kindergeld: A Guide To Child Financial Allowance In Germany

Like much of the Western world, Germany has struggled with low birth rates. It is a problem that the country has dealt with in typical German fashion: systematically and sensibly. For decades, Germany has been developing and implementing family-focused policy in a bid to entice residents into having more children; a strategy which means that today, Germany is among the best places in the world to raise a family. Germany’s population agrees; 201 ...    more ...
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An Expat Guide To Banking In Germany

Choosing the right bank can be both stressful and tedious in equal measures. If you’re new in Germany and asking yourself if you need to open a German bank account, the short answer is yes! If you plan to earn money or rent a house in Germany, then you definitely need a German account. Most employers, companies and landlords will not do business with an international account holder.    more ...
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A Guide To The Cost Of Living In Frankfurt

While German salaries may seem low for many from the Anglosphere, purchasing power is in fact quite high. This means you can attain a great quality of life in Germany for less.    more ...


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