bank of The Free
We offer mobile banking that makes life easy—wherever, whenever. Join us and discover a simple, sustainable, and user-centered way of banking that makes everyday finances 100% hassle-free.
All about you
Since 2012, we've been on a mission to revolutionize banking. By understanding the daily financial struggles of our users, we've created groundbreaking solutions that make life easy. We take pride in being trailblazers, always pushing boundaries and setting new records along the way.
We're reinventing banking for a greener future. With us, you have the power to become CO2-free by planting trees while you spend. As pioneers in sustainability, we empower our users to decide where their deposits are invested, giving them control over their impact. Join our movement and help us shape a brighter, carbon-neutral future.
We know no borders
We believe in a world without borders, where everyone is free to spend, earn, trade, and do business globally without being held back by outdated banking systems. Embracing diversity, we provide multiple IBANs and support countless currencies, making it easier than ever for our users to live the international lifestyle they adore.
Our proudest moments
Explore some of our most special milestones.
Our story begins...
In reaction to the economic crisis, Ali Niknam (CEO) set out to radically change the banking industry and created the bank of The Free with a group of ambitious innovators.Recognized for our entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping our users, we were the first bank in more than 3 decades to receive a Dutch banking license. Time to build the best bank in the world!
Launching to the Public
After a lot of hard work setting up the infrastructure for a new-age bank, building and testing our mobile app and getting ready to launch, we finally released bunq to the general public. As popularity sky-rocketed, we were met with praise, shock, and excitement for the future.
World’s first open banking API
We’ve always believed in putting control in our users’ hands. Only two years after launching, we became the world's first bank to offer a fully open API, allowing anyone with basic coding skills to build automation, apps, and other awesome projects around bunq.
Expansion across the EU
After already expanding into selected European countries, we made bunq available to all markets in the European Union, Norway and Iceland in 2019. And we weren’t stopping there...
We became a unicorn!
We successfully completed the largest ever Series A round made by a European fintech. With a €193 million investment that led to a valuation of €1.6 billion, we welcomed our first investing partner, Pollen Street Capital. We’re here to stay!
Press & media
We like making headlines. If you have a media enquiry, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. If you need some media pics, we have those for you over on our press site, along with some other resources that might come in handy.
Join our team
Want to help solve interesting challenges for our users? We could use your help. We’ll give you the space you need to succeed and grow in a energetic team of professionals. You make a difference every day.