Can I open a bank account?
EU and non-EU Nationals, both Resident and non-Resident, from 18 years of age onward can open a bank account (Conto Corrente) in Italy. Different offered conditions are mostly based on the fact that the EU or non-EU National is or is not resident in Italy; but in actual facts conditions are based on the internal rules of each bank, which are therefore at their discretion. Most banks have heavy restrictions in opening a bank account for non-Residents.
What documents are required to open a bank account?
The following documents are usually required (list of docs may vary from bank to bank):
• Tax code (Codice Fiscale)
• Italian ID card (if you are resident)
• Employer letter to prove employment in Italy
• Lease contract or a recent utility bill (as proof of address)
Do banks offer on-line banking?
All banks offer online banking system to easily conduct financial transactions. However online banking is usually available in Italian language only.