Austria is part of the European Union. The national currency is the Euro.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE IN AUSTRIA?
You can pay with cash, with a debit card or credit card. Cheques are not accepted in Austria.
HOW DO YOU OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT?
There are many banks in Salzburg. You have to decide which bank you want to open an account with. The most popular type of account is the Giro Account. After you have opened an account, you will receive a debit card and a PIN code after a few days. You need the account to pay the rent, the mobile phone bill and to get a salary etc.
Here is a list of all the banks in Salzburg:
What do you need in Austria to open a bank account?
A valid photo ID (for example passport) must be brought with you. If you are a non-EU citizen, the bank can also ask for the confirmation of residence.
Taxes and charges
If you have questions about your finances, taxes and fees, you can contact the citizens’ advice of the financial administration:
Mon-Thu: 08:00 – 15:00
Fri: 08:00 – 12:00
HOW DO YOU TRANSFER MONEY?
For a transfer within Europe you need the IBAN (International Bank Account Number). For a payment outside of Austria you also need the BIC (Business Identifier Code). These two numbers you can find on the back of your debit card. More information: www.stadt-salzburg.at/pdf/zahlungsanweisung_ersetzt_zahlschein.pdf
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH DEBT?
If you have money problems, you can turn to the Debt Advice Service in Salzburg. www.sbsbg.at