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  • Accounts »

    In Norway, anyone can open a deposit account and use the bank’s payment system. Wage earners must usually open a salary account/current account into which their salary is paid. To open such an acco...

  • Bank card »

    Ordinary payment cards (debit cards) are linked to salary accounts or current accounts. Use is limited to the amount deposited in the account. Limited credit (an overdraft) on a payment card can be...

  • Payment services »

    Using an online bank, the bank’s customers can pay their bills and transfer money to other accounts online. Alternatively, customers can choose to use giros sent by post or telegiros. Bills can als...

  • Transferring money to another country »

    Money can be transferred to another country via a bank (including internet banks), by using a money transfer company, an internet operator, or, for example, at a post office. Different banks and co...

  • Bank loans »

    In connection with any kind of loan, the bank will require some kind of security that the loan applicant is able to make repayments i.e. has an income. Most loans have a floating interest rate, whi...

  • Mortgages »

    Most banks offer mortgages if you want to buy a house or an apartment. The repayment period for a mortgage is long, usually between 20 and 30 years. People who do not own a home in Norway can apply...

  • Car loans »

    Most financing institutions can grant you a car loan at a slightly higher interest rate than for a home loan, using the car as security. It is often a requirement that 35 per cent of the purchase p...

  • Debt »

    If bills for the purchase of goods and services or loan instalments are not paid, action may be taken to recover the debt through debt collection. Debt collection leads to increased interest a...

  • Finansportalen »

    Finansportalen is an online service from the Norwegian Consumer Council that compares services in the fields of banking and insurance, investment and international money transfers. This information...

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