K&H retail foreign currency account

for those who need basic service in foreign currency

  • if most of your account turnover is in foreign currency
  • choose from 13 different currencies, such as: EUR, USD
  • take care of your daily banking in hundreds of K&H Bank branches and online
K&H retail foreign currency account

Details details

services typically used and their fees specified in the Announcement for the K&H retail foreign currency account (standardised deposit interest rate: 0.01%)

monthly account management fee

EUR 1,12

annual fee for the K&H Visa Electron contactless debit card

HUF 2,397

monthly fee for text messages (K&H mobilinfo)

HUF 328

per-message fee for text messages (K&H mobilinfo)

HUF 34/text message

monthly fee for the K&H e-bank service

HUF 271

purchase with bank card in Hungary and abroad

free of charge

transfers

inter-bank foreign currency transfer order to EU countries, submitted through the e-bank or mobilbank if the IBAN account number and the BIC (SWIFT) code are provided (with ‘SHA’ or ‘BEN’ code for transfer charges)

0.12% + EUR 4.62,
maximum EUR 305

cash withdrawal

in a K&H Bank branch without bank card

1.11% + HUF 1,075

announcements

K&H debit bankcard announcement of private individual customers
general contracting terms and conditions for bank account, deposit account and term deposit products

what should I do if I want to open a K&H retail foreign currency bank account?

  • visit the nearest K&H branch during opening hours

what should I do if I already have a bank account with K&H Bank and I want to switch to a K&H retail foreign currency bank account or want to open a K&H retail foreign currency bank account in addition to my existing bank account?

  • visit the nearest K&H branch during opening hours

what should I do if I do not want to stand in line in the branch?

  • Make an appointment at the branch of your choice. Call the K&H TeleCenter or request a call-back on the K&H website to set an appointment 

what documents should I bring with me to open the bank account?

  • make sure to bring your personal identification documents with you. The table below summarises the documents accepted by K&H Bank.

residents

ID card

personal identification card + address card

temporary personal identification card + address card

Passport + address card, or a public document issued by the competent foreign authority for Hungarian citizens steadily working or staying abroad

driver’s licence card (issued after 1 January 2001) + address card

non-residents

travel documents + additional document verifying address or a document issued by the Hungarian authority

travel documents + residence card, or temporary residence card, or immigration or settlement permit + additional document verifying address, or a document issued by the Hungarian authority, or a document verifying address and issued by the relevant authority (Office of Immigration and Nationality, Office of Government-Issued Documents)

personal identification card + address card (issued by the Hungarian authority)

The K&H retail bank account is insured by the National Deposit Insurance Fund.

How does deposit protection work?  

If a bank deposit placed with a credit institution cannot be withdrawn due to the insolvency of that institution, then the National Deposit Insurance Fund will pay indemnification for the client within 20 working days. The amount of indemnification is the forint-equivalent of maximum EUR 100,000 in aggregate per depositor and per credit institution. In exceptional cases the maximum amount of indemnification may be increased by a further EUR 50,000 at the maximum.

Hungarian deposit insurance works as follows:

  • if a credit institution becomes insolvent, the National Deposit Insurance Fund will pay indemnification for registered deposits (that contain the details of the depositor) both for private individuals and legal entities

  • the amount of indemnification is maximum EUR 100,000 per depositor (paid out by the Fund in HUF)

  • this insurance applies separately to each credit institution. It means that if you place your money in deposit with several banks, you become insured for up to EUR 100,000 for each such deposit.

We draw your attention to the consumer protection website of the where Financial Consumer Protection Centre of the National Bank of Hungary you can find useful product descriptions and various applications for comparison (loan calculator, budget calculator for households).
This material does not constitute an offer, its sole purpose is to raise awareness. A detailed description of the products and services and their terms and conditions can be found in the relevant contract, the General Contracting Terms and Conditions applicable for retail bank account, deposit account and term deposit products, K&H Bank’s General Terms and Conditions and the Announcement on the accounts, deposits and teller transactions of natural persons and Annex 4 thereto - Announcement on Retail HUF interest rates, and the Announcement on the K&H debit card for natural persons which can be viewed in our bank branches and at the www.kh.hu website. The indicated standardised deposit interest rates and fees have been determined in accordance with the Announcements in effect on 31 December 2015. The Bank reserves the right to change the aforementioned terms and conditions. The K&H okos plus account packages are insured by the National Deposit Insurance Fund. The insurance service is provided by K&H Biztosító Zrt. You can find detailed information on the insurance product in the relevant contractual terms and conditions of insurance.