Banking

Banking

Getting to grips with Turkey’s banking system as an expat can seem challenging. Our expert guides help you understand everything you need to know about banking in Turkey, from opening a bank account to the best mobile banking apps on the market.

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ATMs in Turkey

If you’re headed to Turkey, it’s a good idea to carry cash with you. While credit cards may be accepted, most vendors and service providers still prefer paper to plastic money. Besides, Turkish card machines have a reputation for being temperamental, and they may reject your card for...

by Karm

Money in Turkey: Banks, ATMs, cards & currency exchange

Turkey’s vibrant cities and picturesque winding rivers have long made it a popular tourist destination. Both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires chose Istanbul as their capital - which means there’s plenty to see throughout the country for those who like their holiday with a hint of history. And...

by Karm

How to open a bank account in Turkey

Turkey brings together east and west, ancient and modern. Istanbul, in particular, is home to many ex-pats who have moved to Turkey to work, study or retire in a vibrant and enriching environment. If you’re about to make this fascinating country home, then you will need a local bank...

by Karm
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