Banco Sabadell has 200 branches located throughout Spain which specialise in helping foreign customers who have just arrived in this country. Their managers can provide you with advice in English and also offer documents in English, German and French. The non-Spanish population is of strategic importance to the Bank, and we already have over 800,000 foreign customers. Our experts debunk some of the myths regarding supposed inconveniences which these customers face upon their arrival in Spain.
The “Welcome” branches have assured us that opening an account is easy, and can even be opened on the very date of your arrival, regardless of whether your plan is to reside in Spain or whether the purpose of opening an account is to buy a second home. All you need is your passport, you do not need a residence permit, and as soon as the account is opened your card will be fully operational and you can set up direct debits from that account.
If the plan is to live in Spain, they have explained, you will need to process your request for a residence permit and apply for your foreigners’ ID card (NIE). You will also need to show a valid health insurance policy, regardless of whether you are an EU national or a non-EU national. At Banco Sabadell we also solve your problems “from the word ‘go’”. Once you have the necessary documents, i.e. your residence permit, just pop into one of our branches with these documents for your account manager to update your bank account(s) taxation details for you as a resident, to prevent you from having any problems with your Tax Statement.
Banco Sabadell has more than 20 years’ experience dealing with international customers, which already number more than 800,000. In Barcelona, we have five branches specialised in international customers and we also have our “Active Managers”, who help simplify banking processes and services remotely through your mobile phone. This service is particularly well received by our international ‘nomads’. We are there for them, wherever they are: as our Bank’s motto says: “There, wherever you are”, explains Cristina Pérez Zarza, director of the foreigner customers segment in Banco Sabadell.
As a Bank that is committed to the international community, we are the premium sponsor of the Barcelona International Community Day, a project promoted by Barcelona Activa.
Additionally, for international entrepreneurs, Banco Sabadell has a programme in place, BStartup, with branches located throughout Spain which specialise in this type of business, as the risk profile of new companies is very different to that of traditional companies. Our aim is to understand entrepreneurs in order to support them in their initiatives.
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