Commerzbank is a large German bank with hundreds of local branches in Germany. Their free Girokonto¹ is a debit account with no monthly fees, as long as you have a minimum of €700 in incoming transfers every month. In order to apply for one of the three credit card options, you need to open this bank account first. Use our English tutorial to open the account online.
Key advantages of this German bank account include the large Cash Group ATM network of over 7,000 ATMs as well as the 24/7 customer support via phone or during normal working hours in their local branches. Apple Pay and Google Pay are supported, which makes easy to pay with your phone or smart watch.
After filling out the online application, you need to complete a quick identification process online via video chat, or offline at a local branch or local post office.
❗️ Promotion: Commerzbank currently offers a €50 starting credit (“Startguthaben²“) if you open their free Girokonto online and use the account for three months. You also need to agree to marketing emails or calls in order to get the starting credit. More information on Commerzbank’s website or in our step-by-step guide.