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We are bunq

bank of The Free

We’re on a journey to make life easy, starting from the way we manage money. Break free from traditional banking and discover a new way to flourish your finances.

About us

We’ve been a fully-fledged bank since 2014, challenging what banking is and can be since day one. With our fully mobile banking app, you get complete freedom to spend, save, budget and invest effortlessly from your phone.

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Our values

We guard your money and data privacy as if it were our own, striving every day to create innovative ways to effortlessly manage money and fight climate change while you spend.

Our story

Explore the unforgettable steps in our story that led us to today.

2021

We became a unicorn!
July 8, 2021

Following a €193 million investment that led to a valuation of €1.6 billion, we’ve made the largest Series A round for a European fintech company. A big welcome to our first investing partner, Pollen Street Capital. Today we also acquired Capitalflow Group. We're here to stay!

2021

User deposits hit €1B
April 22, 2021

Our user deposits more than doubled for the second year in a row. Today we hit €1 billion in user deposits, and we couldn’t be more thankful for your trust!

2020

Planting our first MILLION trees!
September 1, 2021

Excited to make a difference to climate change, Easy Green users plant a tree for every €100 they spend. On this day, the bunq community planted its millionth tree through our partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects!

2019

Expanding to the entire EU
October 1, 2019

After already expanding into selected European countries, in 2019 we made bunq available to all markets in the European Union, Norway and Iceland. Read more about it on our blog.

2017

The first bank with a fully open banking API
March 7, 2017

In 2017, we became the world's first bank with a fully open API. Anyone with basic coding skills can use our fully open API to build awesome banking projects. The possibilities are endless!

2016

Introducing: bunq Business
December 1, 2016

After hearing the needs of CEO Ali Niknam's fellow entrepreneurs, we launched bunq Business. Since then, we've been working hard to create features that allow entrepreneurs to make business finances easier than ever.

2015

Launching to the Public
November 24, 2015

After overwhelming demand, the full bunq app was launched to the general public and the first fully mobile bank of the Netherlands went live.

2015

Launching in Beta
September 16, 2015

On this day, the world got a first glimpse of the future of banking with the launch of our first closed beta. Limited to 1,000 users,. we sold out within just 1 hour.

2014

Getting our official banking license
September 26, 2014

In 2014, we received our official banking licence from the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), putting bunq on the path to banking success. The first European banking licence to be given in over 35 years, this was a huge step and achievement!

2012

Our story begins...
March 26, 2012

bunq was founded in 2012, when Ali Niknam (CEO) set out to radically change the traditional banking industry and create the bank of The Free. Since then, we've been conquering the world of banking and building a product that breaks world-first after world-first.

Now you know our story

It’s time to write yours with bunq.
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