Bank account

Please see the section Currency and banking.

It is recommended to open a Finnish bank account if you receive salary from the University of Jyväskylä. In comparison to many other countries, it is fast and relatively easy to open up a bank account in Finland. You can choose any bank that best suits your needs (location, service fees, etc.).

In most banks, it is necessary to make a personal appointment in advance to open a bank account and to get service in English. Banks are usually open between 10:00 a.m.–4:15 (or 4:30) p.m.

The following documents are usually needed:

  • Passport or other official ID with a photo
  • Residence permit from non-EU citizens
  • Proof of address (e.g. tenancy agreement)
  • Employment contract
  • Finnish personal ID code (required in most banks)

The names and addresses of the largest banks in Jyväskylä are:

Säästöpankki Optia, Kauppakatu 23