Consultant

by John
(London, UK)

I did a short-term contract in Copenhagen of less than 6 months. I'm an EU citizen and I registered and got a CPR number. I didn't find that getting a bank account was that difficult. Some banks obviously didn't want me as a customer because I was a foreigner and was not here for the long-term. Eventually I settled on COOP Bank. Online banking is free as is bill payment. Everything generally went fine for the duration of my contract.


However once my contract was over, then things got a bit weird. I left Denmark and de-registered my CPR. With most banks you're able to keep your bank account open for a year after you leave Denmark to pay taxes and settle debts. However not at COOP Bank. They will immediately close your account, even before you're able to transfer your funds if they learn that you've left the country. I received weird messages from COOP customer service about how I was using my account for business purposes because I had transferred money out of the country (well yes).

All-in-all the whole experience was a bit like dealing with a jilted girlfriend.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page!

If you found this page helpful, please give a google+ and or a facebook like at the top of the screen, so others can also find this information. Thank you.

Please feel free to comment on this subject

Do you have a helpful tip or comment on this subject that you would like to share? Please leave comments below.

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Ruth 
Looking to find out how to connect with TSA lost and found in Copenhagen, Denmark. Can anyone help with some information?

4000 kroner dentist bill for 13yr old 
My daughter, a Danish citizen was handed a dentist bill for over 4000 kr. We have dental insurance, and was told that our daughter can visit our dentist …

I agree with Kate, I'm still confused 
I'm also confused, the same as Kate. In the US, the number of rooms is different than the number of bedrooms in real estate. In rentals, the number …

Response to Necro. Not rated yet
It's true that you don't need the passport to cross the borders but, you do need a passport to identify your self to a police officer if they ask you.

Click here to write your own.

Recent Articles

  1. Car Ownership Denmark

    Jan 12, 20 07:52 AM

    Car ownership Denmark is very involved and you should be prepared to invest time and money if planning on owning a car.

    Read More

  2. Buying a used car in Denmark

    Jan 12, 20 07:51 AM

    If you are considering buying a used car in Denmark, than check out this post

    Read More

  3. Embassies in Denmark

    Jan 12, 20 06:30 AM

    Here you can find a list of all the embassies in Denmark including consulates and legations.

    Read More


HomeAway
160x600 Get More Done, Together

Bjorn Borg 125x125