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A partner you can trust

By choosing BNP Paribas Fortis, as an expatriate, you can enjoy tailor-made services, products and advice. Dare to make the move to a new town or a new life with complete peace of mind.

Welcome to Belgium!

Are you coming to work or study in Belgium? As enriching as this adventure may be, preparing for your arrival is not always easy. The presence of the European and international institutions and many multinational companies and NGOs has made Belgium a popular destination for many expatriates. As Belgium's leading bank, BNP Paribas Fortis will be your trusted partner of choice for all your banking business. Whatever your needs and length of your stay, we have tailor-made solutions for you.

A bank account before arrival

On the list of things to do before your arrival in Belgium, opening a bank account may be the most indispensable. You need it to receive your salary, conclude your insurance and a range of other formalities. Simplify your life and open a bank account online in a few clicks, no matter where you come from.

All-in-one Premium Pack, for free!

The Premium Pack is the all-in-one formula for all your day-to-day banking needs. Moreover, you enjoy a lot of banking benefits during the first year you live in Belgium. You can open up to three current accounts, make international transfers at preferential rates, use various online services, several bank cards and a MasterCard Gold credit card (subject to acceptance).

Hello4You for younger expats

Are you between 18 and 27 years old? Then Hello4You is made for you! This free package includes a current account and personal advice, as well as two bank cards for cash withdrawals and payments both in Belgium and abroad, a rechargeable payment card and various online services.

Creating a home abroad

In the beginning of your stay in Belgium you might prefer to rent a flat or a house. Before a landlord will rent housing to you, he will ask you to provide a rental guarantee. To make life easier, you can apply for this online. This way you ensure that your dossier is being prepared, even before your arrival in Belgium. Did you already settle in and decide to buy a home? Enjoy many advantages with the Flexible Home Loan. Regardless if you rent or buy, make sure your home insurance is adequate. If you think your home deserves the best possible protection, Top Home insurance is just what you need.

Keep your family safe

Your family means everything to you. Therefore, give them the protection they deserve. A family insurance will reimburse third parties for the damage caused by you or your family member. This cover is valid worldwide. You can obtain this insurance (different options possible) as soon as you arrive in Belgium. How convenient!

26 specialised expat branches

We are never far away. Our specialised expat branches have long opening hours and offer tailored services. Our multilingual staff received special training to meet your specific needs. One of our employees remains your permanent contact during the entire duration of your stay.

A Belgian bank with an international approach

BNP Paribas Fortis has a presence in 80 countries. Your stay in our country may be coming to an end, but our partnership is not! We are always there for you, even beyond our borders...