Personal Bank account in Czech Republic

Wenoff

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
Is there any bank in Czech Republic that open personal account only with the passport to non resident?
 

maxmmm

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
Fio is one of the worst banks ever, stay as far away as possible...

Super incompetent, blocking super normal wires for months, not replying, useless customer services, forcing you to come to the branch multiple times for any little thing. Just avoid at all costs
 

void

Trusted Member
Business Angel
Fio is one of the worst banks ever, stay as far away as possible...

Super incompetent, blocking super normal wires for months, not replying, useless customer services, forcing you to come to the branch multiple times for any little thing. Just avoid at all costs
this is surely a biased opinion
not saying you can't have this experience and your anger can't be justified
on the other hand it's clearly one of the most popular Czech banks nowadays and works perfectly for personal accounts and business accounts for clean and standard activities
have no experience with situations when used as a part of more complex (perhaps offshore-related) setup though
 

maxmmm

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
It's not a biased opinion, it's just personal experience- I have literally nothing positive to say about this bank.

1. The debit cards they sent me never arrived, nor they were at the branch as promised
2. On just one small wire they froze the wire for months, didn't allow me to send the wire back or do anything - wire was from super legitimate country, not some 3rd world shithole
3. Only after months passed and 2 visits to the bank they finally sent the wire back (even though I have supplied all documentation)
4. All bank clerks look like crooks and furniture looks like it was stolen from a soviet union prison
5. after all this happened they asked me if I still want to keep the account open? I said yes, lo and behold after a month my account was shut down without any warning (i didn't get a letter or anything, i just can't login anymore)

i'd rather give my money to euro pacific than to these retards
 

void

Trusted Member
Business Angel
I'd agree on 4. :)
the rest is a really rare case

can you share if you're a Czech citizen having local address and if it's about personal account?
 

maxmmm

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
Not CZ citizen, no local address, but personal account yes. But that's what the OP asked for (non-resident account)

It may be a great bank for locals but not so friendly towards foreigners.. at least in my case
 

Runway

Active Member
So which banks can you recommend in CZ? Because if we compare Fio to banks in western
countries then we can all easily agree.

Expobank also opens to foreigners
 
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