Originally Posted by snikpoh
You don't just need an NIE but you need residency (which will give you an NIE as well)
Sabadell, IMHO, is excellent but it all depends on the branch in question.
Yes Bank Sabadell's Expansion account would be the best, if your going to receive a regular monthly
income from your new job in Spain. They used to pay you 1 per cent interest on all utility bills and phone bills
that you set up as direct debits on your Bank Sabadell account but not anymore as from 1st July 2019.
Nevertheless the proviso that they see at least 700 Euro's a month coming into your bank each month
as your salary or even a money transfer, still remains the same to qualify for free banking.
Another good starter is the Corte Ingles Credit card which will give you 4 per cent cashback on food and
fuel bought at Repsol & Petronor petrol stations, that you will receive as a discount voucher, every
quarter to use in Supercor, Hipercor supermarkets and other qualifying stores.
Note discount vouchers are immune from tax whereas the 1 per cent interest cash back at BS is taxed