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As an international student, you can choose between two types of bank accounts: Polish currency bank account – in order to open one, it is required to have a passport, a letter from the School Office confirming your status and a temporary residence card.
Foreign currency bank account – to open one, it is required to have a passport, student’s visa, a customs declaration stamped by the Polish customs office at the port of entry confirming the amount of foreign currency you are bringing to Poland.
Though a wide range of banks operate in Poland, foreign students tend to choose City, BOŚ or ING Bank Śląski.
Further information about financial options will be provided during the orientation program. Credit Cards: VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Eurocard are accepted at hotels, tourist offices, major stores and banks in large Polish cities.

Since  April 1st, 2021  ING BANK  cancelled  deposit of foreign checks.

Please  read  message received from the Bank:

Withdrawal of foreign check collection service from the bank’s offer from 1 April 2021.

Dear client,

  • the current situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations related to the performance of the foreign check collection service. The clearance of such checks requires a visit to a branch and the handover and physical shipment of documents. Therefore, it is the least suitable form of settlement under the current conditions.
  • Many banks, including foreign ones, experience difficulties in handling checks under  these circumstances and choose not to provide the service.
  • Notwithstanding the pandemic constraints, many banks around the world have already made the decision to withdraw or are withdrawing from the collection of foreign checks as the service carries an  increased transaction risk, is lengthy and costly for customers.
  • Considering the customer safety, the risk related to check clearance in international settlements and the constantly declining trend of their use, we decided to discontinue the service.

 From April 1, 2021, ING Bank will no longer process foreign checks.

After this date, counterparties will have to use a SWIFT or SEPA currency transfer.

It is an incomparably faster and safe form of settlement.

Best regards

Team ING Bank Śląski S.A.


Please do not miss this information, ING Bank requirments for students who set up and have accounts in the bank: ING BANK information

 

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