Where to Bank in Italy

Information on the main banks and post office accounts available in Italy...

Major Italian retail banks

Post office accounts

Post offices also offer banking services and savings and current accounts. Non-residents may not open a post office account. Any resident over the age of 18 may open a post office account.

To open a post office account, the following papers are necessary:

  • Passport
  • Tax number (Codice Fiscale)
  • Recent utility bill
  • Residence card (Carta di Soggiorno)

Having an account at the post office presents a number of advantages. The post offices are open for longer hours and bills are debited free unlike in normal banks. Often postal account costs are lower.