bunq: A bank failing to give customers access to their account because of <random reason here>

So ever since I arrived in the U.S., I rarely used my iPhone, because it would be too expensive with my German contract. Now, after a while, I took an offer from a local carrier just to find out that my old phone is not compatible with American LTE bands. Not willing to spend another Read More …

I moved to the United States

Just a quick heads-up. The last couple months were very busy, because I was moving to the U.S. I will keep blogging about as many German banks as possible, however some already told me that as a U.S. resident, they will close my account. However, to pretend to be German, I currently use privateinternetaccess.com VPN, Read More …

mycard2go VISA and VPAY prepaid review: quite good if you don’t need it asap

After using the mycard2go for almost two weeks now, I can give you some additional information on top of what the official website tells you. Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions that you might have in the comments section. Purchasing and activating Purchasing this card was harder than I thought. However, once Read More …

CosmosDirekt requires you to provide a German IBAN

The first entry in the IBAN Discrimination Hall of Shame is CosmosDirekt. CosmosDirekt is a German insurance company offering products from liability insurance to car and life insurance. As of July 2016, CosmosDirekt forces the user to provide a German IBAN using bad UI design. See for yourself:   Screenshot of “Update your bank details”-page. Read More …

Yet another Number26 privacy horror: Customer information was forwarded to SCHUFA without permission

Update: Please differentiate query (first entry in the screenshot, greyed out) and data forwarding (second entry and what this is really about). This is a common misconception. Their overdraft policy only allows data about the account to be forwarded if there is an actual overdraft set up! Update 2 (2016-03-03): Because I blogged about the Read More …