Banks & Branches in Finland
- Finnish Banks
- Bank Contacts and Branches
- International Money Transfers & Currency Exchange
- Related Links
Banking in Finland is usually a simple and efficient process. You may for example be surprised to receive an active ATM (cash machine) card during the short process of opening an account. That visit, thanks to online banking, will probably be one of few visits to the bank you ever have to make.
Finns use the least physical cash per capita in the world; your ATM card can be used in place of cash almost anywhere, using funds from either your credit or debit account. The need for a personal visit to the bank is further reduced because, even if you don't have online banking set up, you can for example use your card to pay bills at Nordea's payment ATMs.
Top Tip: Forget about using cheques / checks in Finland!
Checks have not been in use for over 25 years.
If you need to deposit a cheque it will be a lengthy and probably expensive process, and may require an appointment with a bank officer. Make sure you have photo ID and supporting documents.
You will not be able to write a cheque with a Finnish bank account.
There were 187 'deposit banks' (our traditional notion of a bank) in Finland in January 2021, and about 15 branches of foreign deposit banks. The three largest banking groups, Nordea Bank Finland, the OP Group and Danske Bank, represented about 3/4 of the deposit and credit markets. There are also finance companies, mutual fund companies, and life assurance companies. Source: Financial Supervisory Authority 2021
Bank Contacts and Branches
All phone numbers are for personal customers, service Finland-wide Some calls are charged on a per-minute basis.
Tel: 0200 70000 Mon - Fri 08.00 - 18.00
Branches & ATMs: Search by place, address or postcode Finnish
Tel: 0100 0500 Mon - Fri 08.00 - 18.00
Branches: Search by place, address or postcode
- Danske Bank
Tel: 0200 2590 Mon - Fri 09.00 - 16.00
Customer Service > Find us
Tel: 010 247 010 Mon - Fri 08.00 - 20.00
Tel: 09 453 3400 Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00
Tel: 010 444 2442 Mon - Fri 08.00 - 18.30
Branches List and search Finnish
Tel: 010 773 6777 Mon - Fri 08.00 - 22.00
- POP Bank
Tel: Search branches for local contact numbers and hours
Branches Search by place, address or postcode Finnish
- Bank of Åland
Tel: 0204 292 920 Mon - Fri 08.30 - 18.00
Tel: 09 3488 7101
Branch: Aleksanterinkatu 48 A, 00100 Helsinki
Tel: 09 6162 8000 Mon - Fri 08.30 - 16.00
Branch: Eteläesplanadi 18, 00130 Helsinki
- HYPO Specialists in housing
Tel: 09 228 361 Mon - Fri 09.00 - 16.00
Branch: Yrjönkatu 9 A 2 krs, 00120 Helsinki
International Money Transfers & Currency Exchange
Foreign Exchange: Forex is the dominant currency exchange agency in Finland. Banks also provide foreign currency exchange services.
Top Tip: It is worth exchanging large amounts at a time to avoid service charges!
Wires / Money transfers: Money can easily be wired to/from Finland from offices throughout the country. The following companies all have multilingual websites:
Links to other sites are direct to the relevant page, where possible
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