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We are bunq

Bank of The Free

On a mission 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.


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 proudest moments

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

March 26, 2012

Our story begins...

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.

November 24, 2015

Launching to the Public

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

March 7, 2017

The first bank with a fully open banking API

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!

October 1, 2019

Expanding to the entire EU

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.

July 8, 2021

We became a unicorn!

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!

We make a difference every day

We’d love to have you join us in our mission.