Norwegian: Pass Konto

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Linkway, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Linkway Senior Member

    British English
    I was looking at a website ( londontips dot net ) for Norwegians intending to live in London for some time.

    On a page advising about getting a British bank account, it says:

    Vanlig konto (Current Account på engelsk)

    That seems fine to me, but the following puzzled me as I have never heard of a "passport account" in the context of British banking:

    Pass konto (Passport account)
    Denne type konto kan vanligvis anskaffes så snart du ankommer London, selv uten bostedsadresse, men krever at du har med norsk kontoutskrift (nettbank utskrift ikke gyldig) og pass.

    Is "Passport account" a mistranslation which should be "Passbook account", or something else?

  2. raumar Senior Member

    Oslo, Norway
    The translation seems to be right (but "passkonto" must be written as one word in Norwegian). The text explains that you have to bring your passport to open this kind of account, and that might explain the name. A Google search ("passport account" combined with "bank") confirms that a "passport account" actually is offered by a British bank.

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