Czech banks overview: Opening a current account in Brno

Author: Šárka Kysilková for the Brno Expat Centre

When  living and working in Brno you will most probably need to set up a bank account. What makes you to decide which bank to go for?  Czech banking sector is quite developed and stable. There are large, international banks that offer wide scale of products and have on their side experience and stability, but you may pay a bit extra on charges (Citibank, CSOB, CS,…). If you are looking for low fees and you don’t need any special services, consider one of the low cost banks (Fio Bank, mBank, Air Bank, Zuno,…).


We have visited branches of several banks and studied carefully their offers, asked questions. Findings from these enquires are described in the overview of selected banks in Brno. See for yourself which offer interests you. Please note, that it is a selection of banks, there is much wider range in Brno, but we couldn’t have covered it all.

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  1. hamad

    I am using Fio bank and Equa bank.
    Both are perfect and no charges at all if you are getting 10000 Kc every month on Equa bank and same is the case with Fio. I have my account in these two banks for last 9 months and I didn’t pay a single Kc in regards of fee.
    Equa Bank don’t have ATMs so, you can use other banks ATM free of cost in whole Czech and abroad it charges only 9 Kc. Fio gives you 10 free ATM withdraws free every month and 2 from other banks every month.
    Further in Equa bank you can deposit money straight away you need to deposit it via Czech Post which is bit complicated I never used that I normally transfer my money from Fio to Equa free of cost just to avail facility of Equa banks free ATM transactions. Further Equa bank gives you facility of 2 more accounts in Euro and Dollars on same Debit card.

  2. hamad

    **Further in Equa bank you cannot deposit money straight away you need to deposit it via Czech Post

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