• Germany
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  • Belgium
  • Spain
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The smart alternative to N26 with advanced features

Unveil why Finom is the ultimate business account for German companies and freelancers

Here’s why

  • Top-notch solution

    Business account opened from the comfort of your couch in 2 days. Free cards, state-of-the-art invoicing, payments all around the globe, and more;

  • Nearly any German legal form

    Freelancers, GmbH, oHG, GbR, UG, companies under registration, etc.

  • Never overpay

    We’re fully digital – no costs on branches. Ever seen our billboards and TV ads? No, we don’t spend on it;

  • Never walk alone

    Our lightning-fast phone, video or chat customer support assists you at every step of the way.

Finom: we have it all and more

Finom
N26

Prices

from € 0

for solo proprietors, freelancers, and self-employed

from € 7

with an annual payment for companies

  • Standard - € 0
  • Smart - € 4
  • You - € 9
  • Metal - € 16

German IBAN

Cashback

Up to 3%

Up to 0.5%

Free physical cards

  • Solo - up to 3
  • Start - up to 6
  • Premium - up to 15
  • Corporate - up to 30

Up to 3 free cards can be issued per user

  • Standard - 0
  • Smart - 1
  • You - 1
  • Metal - 1

Free virtual cards

Up to 10 free cards can be issued per user on any plan

  • Standard - 1
  • Smart - 1
  • You - 1
  • Metal - 1

Monthly card payment limit

€ 50,000 per card

€ 20,000

Cash withdrawal

Up to € 10,000 per month per card

€ 1,000 per day per card

€ 2,500 per week per card

Apple Pay / Google Pay

Cards for team members

Free

Free SEPA & Direct Debit transfers (per month)

  • Free transfers between Finom users;
  • SEPA transfers*;
  • Direct Debit transfers*;
  • SEPA Instant transfers;
  • Payments to 150 countries in 24 currencies on the Custom plan.

*Free monthly volume depends on the chosen plan.

  • Free transfers between N26 users;
  • SEPA Instant transfers.

Smart built-in invoicing

Free

Supported legal forms

Freelancers, sole proprietors, self-employed, GmbH, OHG, GbR, AG, KG, KGaA, PartG, UG, eK, eG, GmbH & Co. KG, Gmbh iG, UG iG, companies under registration.

Freelancers, sole proprietors, and self-employed only.

Please note that this comparison table doesn’t encompass each platform’s complete range of offerings. We recommend visiting the respective platform’s website to explore and compare all the features and services.

Why choose Finom for business?

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    Free business account

    Open a fully functional business account with invoicing for as much as €0
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    Up to 3% cashback

    Use your VISA cards and score cashback that pays the subscription off
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    Invoicing

    Create and send smart invoices in 60 seconds and get paid 20%+ faster
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    Expense management

    Add your teammates and customize their wallet access & spending limits
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Entrepreneurs love Finom

Check what our users are saying about us on Trustpilot

It was easy to set up a business account for a company in the founding process. And the support was excellent – they replied quickly when I asked where to claim my referral reward.

Hana C.

Finom has been an absolute game-changer for my startup journey. Their platform is incredibly user-friendly, and the customer support is top! It's honestly one of the best experiences I've had in the digital world. Banking is no longer a hustle for startup founders.

Fares H.

Fast and easy registration. The whole process from the start to the ready business account took less than an hour.

Sascha K.

Happily using Finom as a Business Account. The performance of the App is super fast. Everything works nicely!

Joschua G.

I worked with many digital financial platforms, and I must say Finom has the best business account, it’s my favorite! Integrated accounting helps you save costs with your tax consultants, too.

Michel X.

I am freelancing as a Web Designer and Finom has given me the opportunity to keep track of my finances in a highly efficient manner. Easy to use, nice user interface, and free of cost.

Vadim R.

More than 70,000 entrepreneurs all across Europe have already taken the plunge. What about you?

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  • 4.7
  • 5.0

Security First

  • Industry compliant

    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards compliant

  • GDPR Compliance

    Our servers are protected and hosted in the European Union

  • TLS protocol

    Data encryption prevents it from being stolen or intercepted

  • 3D Secure

    Confirm each online card transaction with a unique one-time password

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FAQ

  • Who is Finom?
    Finom is your go-to financial platform, born in 2019 in the Netherlands. It started as a smart e-invoicing solution but quickly evolved to become the trusted companion of tens of thousands of entrepreneurs across Europe. We process about €1 billion in monthly transactions, and our reach extends to France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Poland, and of course, Germany. Such big names in the investment world as Target Global, General Catalyst, and FJ Labs trust us too. With Finom, you can open a business account in a few clicks, fully online. You can manage your finances from your phone or laptop with our mobile and web apps. We cover everything from payments and invoicing to bookkeeping and team access, all with transparent pricing and zero hidden fees. You'll get a local IBAN, free virtual and physical cards with cashback, SEPA & Direct Debit transfers, and much more.
  • Who is N26?
    N26 is a German online platform offering business accounts with IBAN for European freelancers and self-employed. As well as Finom, they focus on giving entrepreneurs total transparency and control over business finance.
  • What subscription plans does Finom offer?
    We've got five subscription plans to choose from: Solo Plan Perfect for freelancers, it's completely free and packed with features that simplify daily tasks: a German IBAN, free virtual & physical VISA debit cards, ApplePay & GooglePay, invoicing, a €500 monthly free ATM withdrawal limit, and up to 50 free SEPA & Direct Debit transfers, all within the intuitive app with no hidden fees. Plus, our support team is lightning-fast and ready to help. Start Plan Tailored for startups, it costs €7 per month (if paid annually). You can manage your business account with a partner, enjoy 2% cashback that offsets your monthly plan cost, pay on the go, and get quick in-app support when you need it. Premium Plan Ideal for SMEs, it's €24 per month (if paid annually) and lets you add up to 5 team members to your account for efficient delegation and expense tracking. You can customize wallet access and provide individual cards with 3% cashback for your team, allowing each of them to be responsible for their own area of payments. Corporate Plan Designed for growing businesses, it accommodates up to 10 team members and costs €90 per month (if paid annually). You'll get free business expense cards with 3% cashback, optional spending limits and no monthly SEPA transfer restrictions. Custom Plan This plan will be a discovery for those who deal with international payments in various currencies. For €99 per month, you can benefit from quick international transfers from/to 150+ countries in 20+ most popular currencies, great currency exchange rates (Interbank + 0,5%), and more. No forced conversion, free incoming transactions, no amount restrictions – this plan opens a range of possibilities and comfort for those who act and sell globally.
  • Are there free subscription plans at N26?
    Yes, but if compared with Finom, it doesn’t include free physical cards and phone support. Free smart invoicing, which is available on any Finom plan, isn’t offered by N26 at all.
  • Are there any key differences between Finom and N26 beyond invoicing that are available at Finom only?
    We would mention one more significant difference between them – availability for a specific number of German legal forms. Finom offers its platform to Einzelunternehmer (Self-employed), Freiberufler (freelancers), GmbH, OHG, GbR, AG, KG, KGaA, PartG, UG, eK, eG, GmbH & Co., KG, Gmbh iG, UG iG owners. While the eligibility for the N26 business account is confined to Freiberufler (freelancers) and Einzelunternehmer (Sole Proprietors, Self-employed) only.
  • I’m a freelance photographer, are free Solo plan features at Finom enough for me?
    Absolutely! Our free Solo plan is tailor-made for freelancers and solo entrepreneurs. It includes all the essentials for your business, like a German IBAN, free VISA debit cards, on-the-go payments, smart invoicing, a €500 monthly free ATM withdrawal limit, and up to 50 free SEPA & Direct Debit transfers. And if you decide to upgrade, the cashback might just cover your monthly plan cost.
  • I’m moving from Germany to the Netherlands, can I use one of these services there?
    Congratulations on the move! While Qonto isn't available in the Netherlands, Finom is deeply committed to the Dutch market. Our headquarters are there, and we're proud to serve Dutch entrepreneurs with our innovative digital products.
  • I plan to run my marketplace and sell beyond the EU, is it real to accept payments from the US and Canada with Finom?
    Sure! Check out our Custom plan, designed for international payments in various currencies. It offers quick transfers from/to 150+ countries (75% of transfers come within the same business day!), competitive currency exchange rates (20+ most popular currencies & no forced conversion), and more. You'll be able to receive and send payments of any amount from around the globe with ease and no hidden fees.
  • That’s cool that Finom has cashback, is it fixed?
    No, the amount of cashback depends on your chosen plan, still, it spreads on all transactions made in-store or online with both physical and virtual Finom cards. The higher your plan, the more cashback you'll earn: Start Plan: 2% cashback Premium Plan: 3% cashback Corporate Plan: 3% cashback Just remember that there are a few rules, like a maximum cashback limit per month based on your plan (from €10 to €90). Plus, as Finom VISA cards are eligible for inner VISA promotions and special offers, you’ll benefit from exclusive deals. For instance, until the end of the year 2023, Finom users can get up to 6% cashback from their accommodation purchases at Booking.com thanks to its joint promo with VISA – read here.
  • Does your support staff speak German?
    Of course! Our support team speaks all the languages of the countries we cover, like German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and more. And yes, English too, of course. So, language won't be a barrier when you need assistance.
  • You write about payments coming faster with Finom’s invoicing. What does it mean?
    It literally means you can get paid quicker! We've made it super easy for your customers to pay directly from the invoice page. You spend less than a minute creating an invoice, and then you can send it via email, Facebook, messengers, or by simply copying the direct link. Your customers can securely pay the invoice right from that page with a simple click. It's fast and, best of all, free! You can read a guide where we explain how to enable this option, and why it's easy and convenient for your customers.
  • Is Finom secure?
    Absolutely! We use advanced anti-fraud techniques, double encryption, and the TLS protocol to protect your personal and transfer data. Plus, all accounts are covered by €100,000 deposit guarantee scheme via Solaris SE. Your finances are in safe hands with Finom – here, you can read more about our security policy.
  • Is it easy to open a business account with Finom?
    Super easy! You can do it all online in under 15 minutes. Just sign up with your email, provide your company details, pass a quick verification, complete the application, and install our app. Once your account is verified (usually in 1-2 business days), you'll have immediate access to a German IBAN, up to 3% cashback, and a bunch of other features.
  • I know my friend uses your service, do you have a referral program?
    Yes, indeed! If your friend shares their unique referral link with you, you both get rewarded. You'll enjoy 3 free months on any subscription plan of your choice, and your friend will get a little something from us too. So don't miss out on this win-win opportunity! Check out the full Terms & Conditions and Reward Rules for all the details.