Tips and advice
Tips and advice on Sending money home
You can compare prices of remittances on the following websites:
Finansportalen receives a number of enquiries regarding the different guarantee scheme followed by banks to protect customer
deposits. Below is an overview – bank by bank.
We provide you with a comparison tool which allows you to negotiate with your bank. The actual bargaining or changing of bank
is up to you. The result you achieve from such negotiations relies on a number of factors. You have the power to control several
A number of Norwegian bank customers choose to place their deposits in foreign banks. If doing so, it is essential to find
out what type of guarantee the foreign bank provides for your deposits.
Finansportalen.no is a web service provided by the Norwegian Consumer Council. Its main purpose is to empower consumers and
provide them with the opportunity to make well-founded decisions on the market for financial services. The portal is a tool
which helps consumers compare the different products offered by the financial services industry.
The Norwegian Consumer Council has prepared a set of practical tips specially for people who speak Arabic, Urdu, Somali or
English – and who need some good advice when buying a second-hand car on the private market, wanting to improve their finances,
renting a property or buying a mobile phone.
The service was developed on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Children, Equality
and Social Inclusion.
The service is intended to help consumers in Norway who need to send money to family and friends in their home country. The
service is free of charge and allows consumers to compare prices and terms for international money transfers, making it cheaper,
easier and safer to send money home. The Sending Money Home service compares prices from a number of different service providers
for transfers to a range of countries. The service is available in Norwegian and in English.
Price and product information presented in the Sending money home-price comparison must be viewed as a snapshot of known fees
and exchange rates from a specific date on monthly basis.
Your choice of bank depends entirely on the type of financial services you need. In order to gain the best terms and conditions
for all the services you need, it can often be advantageous to spread your finances among several financial institutions.
If you want to achieve the best terms and conditions for your most important financial services, it is often advantageous
to make use of more than one bank. Below is information on the most important factors to consider when choosing between banks.
Finansportalen updates its information on loan and deposit interest rates for new bank customers every day – but not necessarily
for existing bank customers.
Nowadays, most banks and credit institutions will require you to present identification in the form of your passport when
setting up new customer relationships and issuing bank cards and BankID. Below is a description of valid identification for
new customer relationships, issue of bank cards with photograph and BankID.
As part of the effort to prevent misuse of the financial system, the financial services industry is legally bound to carry
out in-depth control of customer information. When establishing a new customer relationship, opening a new account or transferring
money, you have to be prepared to answer questions and present valid identification.
We all know that computers are constant targets for hackers and viruses, so it follows that your Internet bank service is
exposed to the same threats. However, there are a number of simple steps you can take to protect your PC from malicious viruses.
Below is a simple to understand introduction to the most important things to remember.
Learn and remember the simple precautions described below in order to protect yourself against theft, attempted fraud or being
charged incorrectly due to human error.