Most Danish citizens occasionally receive payments from the public sector. These payments can be tax refunds, child subsidies, pensions, student loans, unemployment benefits, housing support or social welfare payments.
All citizens and companies in Demark are required to have a NemKonto. A NemKonto is a normal bank account that your assign as your NemKonto.
How to assign a NemKonto?
All you need to do is to decide which of your existing accounts you wish to use as your NemKonto. If you have several bank accounts, you decide which one you wish to use.
You can do this in one of the following ways:
- Contact your bank and inform them which account to assign as your NemKonto
- Visit www.nemkonto.dk and assign an account number yourself. You can only do this if you have a NemID or a digital signature.
- Change your NemKonto in your home banking system – 90 pct. of the Danish banks offer this service.
- If you live abroad and wish to assign a foreign bank account as your NemKonto you can use our registration form:
registration form (pdf)
registration form (doc)
Also private enterprises are able to make payments to your NemKonto. It can be enterprises such as insurance and pension companies.
You can find more information and answers to the most frequently asked questions about NemKonto in our FAQ.