We hope that this news will please all those, who wanted to create an account with us but did not have a passport in the Czech Republic (for example, most of our brothers from Slovakia). Also all others, who come from the countries of the Schengen Area (which includes Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden) can handle it now easily without using a passport. Newly, only valid European identity card is required for opening of an account.
People, who come from the countries outside of the Schengen area are still asked to provide a valid passport. Just be aware of the fact that acceptance is controlled by the bank's headquarters. Opening of an account may not occur immediately (up to 24 hours).
Another possibility is offered to foreigners who have obtained the Czech birth number. Those just have to prove their identity by using of a permanent or temporary residence confirmation.
For now we don´t have an Internet banking in English unfortunately, but you can use our mobile application which is already translated.
We hope you will enjoy this new improvement. And do not forget to mention it to your friends from abroad.