Living in Europe | Banking | Sweden


Bank offices are generally open Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm.
Sweden’s four main banks are Swedbank, SEB, Nordea and Handelsbanken.

Once in Sweden, you will be able to use your international pay card in any store, bank and cash machines/ATM’s.

Note, to a large extent Sweden is a cash-free society. While most stores and eateries still accept cash, some will only accept payments via bankcards or Swish. Read more about paying with cards in Sweden.

Open a bank account

Read carefully the information from the Swedish Bankers Association and prepare yourself with all documents when going to the bank.

Under anti-money laundering legislation, banks are required to stringently verify customer identity. We suggest that you contact the bank and make an appointment first if you want to open a bank account, since the matter takes some time. Also ask the bank what documents you are required to bring.


Currency converter


With a currency converter you can convert most common currencies to and from Swedish crowns, SEK.

Bank holidays

Here you can find information on current Swedish bank holidays.