N26 Instant Savings - FAQs

How and when is my interest paid?

The interest you earn is paid out automatically into your savings account on the first day of the following month.

How is my interest calculated?

Interest is calculated daily (30/365), at 4% p.a. for Metal accounts, 2.8% p.a. for the other accounts (standard, Smart, and You) using the end of day balance. For example, for a You account, if there are 30 days in a month and your balance is €10.000 for the whole month, you will earn €23,01 (10.000 x 2.8% x 30/365) at the end of the month.

Can N26 change the interest rate?

Yes, N26 may change your interest rate based on the market situation. If we increase your interest rate, we’ll send you a notification informing you of the change which will take immediate effect. In the case that we have to lower the interest rates we will inform you with 2 months notice.

What are account limits?

There are no limits on deposits or withdrawals, and there is no limit on the amount that you can earn interest on. The more you save, the more you’ll earn.

Why am I asked about the source of the funds?

We ask this to get a better understanding of how you’d like to use your savings account.

Why am I asked how much I intend to deposit?

We ask for this to get a better understanding of how you’d like to use your savings account. If you’re unsure, or think it might change over time, don’t worry. It’s just for us to get an idea.

What is the risk level of the product?

The interest you earn depends on the amount of your deposits. Any earned interest is paid on your account on the first day of the following month. Further, your deposits at N26 are protected under the German Deposit Protection Scheme for up to €100,000. This refers to your total deposits on your N26 account.

How to interpret the interest rate "p.a."?

The abbreviation "p.a." stands for "per annum" and indicates that the applicable interest rate is calculated over a period of 12 months. For example, if the interest rate is 2,6% p.a. and you deposit €1,000 on your Instant Savings account, you'll have €1,026 after one year.

Why can't I find N26 Instant Savings in my app?

If you can’t find the option to sign up for N26 Instant Savings in the finances section of the app, you’re currently not eligible. Bear in mind that it can take up to 5 working days for us to verify your tax ID. You can check our eligibility criteria in the dedicated article.

Can I sign-up for N26 Instant Savings if I'm tax-liable in the U.S.?

Yes, this product is now available also for all the customers who are liable for paying taxes in the United States. N26 will collect their data and report them to United States Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, as required by FATCA.