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Spanish Banking Terminology

Useful words in Spanish and English, to do with banking...

Here is a comprehensive list of Spanish banking terminology - the words used on documentation and statements from the bank - encountered when opening an account or managing a resident's or foreigner's bank account in Spain.

General terms
Bancos banks
Cajas de ahorros savings banks
Cooperativas de credito co-operative savings bank
Cuenta de euros de non-residente non-resident euro account
Certificado de inversions transfer of funds certificate
Residencia resident permit
Cuenta de ahorro con talonario/cuenta corriente current account
Talón/cheque cheque
Oficina branch
Banking and statement terms
Código cuenta cliente account details
Debe debit
Haber credit
Fecha operación/valor date of operation/transaction
Saldo balance
Estados account statements
Comunicaciones de movimientos account statements
Cuenta/libretas de ahorro savings account
Cuenta de imposición a plazo deposit account
Domiciliación de pagos standing orders
Domiciliación bancaria direct debit
Filling out a cheque
Páguese a payee
Número de cuenta account number
En letras in words
Al portador to the bearer
Fecha date
Using an ATM (automatic teller machine)
Tarjeta de débito debit card
Introduzca su tarjeta, por favor insert your card, please
No funciona temporalmente Machine is temporarily out of order
Anotación enter
Borrar error
Saldo balance enquiry
Extracto de saldo statement enquiry
Sacar dinero cash withdrawal
Otras cantidades other amounts
¿Desea un recibio? Would you like a receipt?
Cancelar cancel
Other terminology
Declaración substitativo de impago notarial protest
Declaración equivalente notarial protest
Denuncia police report
Letra de cambio bill of exchange
Letra protestada bill of exchange protest
Offshore banking and tax terms
Paraíso fiscal tax haven
Préstamos loans
Giros en descubierto overdraft
Vivienda habitual principal home
Segunda residencía second home
Interés variable variable interest
Interés fijo fixed interest
Hojas vinculantes interest rates
Impuesto tax
Contable accountant
Asesor fiscal tax advisor
Impuesto sobre el Valor añadido (IVA) Value Added Tax (VAT)
Retenciones income tax
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