N26, the mobile bank, is launching its service in Switzerland today, bringing their free euro bank accounts to the market for the first time.
Swiss customers using iOS will also be able to use N26 with Apple Pay. The N26 account will offer all Swiss customers five free withdrawals in euros per month within the Eurozone, with no foreign exchange fees on card payments worldwide, irrespective of currency. This offer is designed for people who travel frequently within the European Union, those who live near the Swiss border, and those who are tired of paying high fees for a euro account. With a bank account denominated in euros, N26 will offer Swiss customers truly borderless banking within the Eurozone.
“We’re really happy to present a mobile banking offering in Switzerland that works not just here, but also well beyond the borders of the Eurozone and in Switzerland,” says Georg Hauer, General Manager for DACH at N26. “Our mission is to become the most popular euro currency account in Switzerland. Additionally, with Apple Pay, N26 customers have access to an easy, secure and private way to pay in stores, apps and on the Internet via Apple devices.”
To date, more than 20,000 people have signed up to the waiting list, ahead of N26’s public launch in Switzerland. A recent N26 study showed that participants living close to the border, or in larger cities such as Zurich, Basel and Geneva, showed high interest to a euro-denominated bank account that would help with seamless payment within the Eurozone.
Today’s launch means that N26 is now present in 26 markets globally.