In Germany openbank has launched, but you need to join the waitlist for a few weeks.
Til 31JAN you got an Amazon Echo 5 as sign up promo once you deposit 500€ into the account, just received mine yesterday.
Apart from that, also the free travel thingy but only til end of May or so.
Also can’t add my German openbank card, Curve says, it gets blocked by fraud detection from Openbank (decline reason: do not honour)
But it was a pain to sign up for the card, the drop down menus didnt work correctly, video ident only with laptop webcam (not phone app) and I really dont know why the national ID is the user login, hard to remember, would be much better to have the email address / phone number as user login.
But besides that, really like that there is another fintech in the market backed by a big bank. They started with a big bang, Google / Apple Pay right from the getgo, push notifications,…
I’m still a bit hesistant when it comes to putting all my money on a foreign card. I know, all protected by EU banking scheme, but when I have my big money on a German bank account and the bank locks my account / something else happens, I can write in German and if they ignore me, I can sue them in Germany. Looking at the big number of users with locked Revolut accounts with many k€ in it and having it locked for months isn’t appealing much for foreign EU accounts.