5 ways bunq can help with holidays shopping
We’ve all been there: we said this year we’ll start shopping for our loved ones in November and definitely be ready by the festive season! And then...we forgot. This year can also be a bit challenging when it comes to shopping safely, but no worries - bunq’s here to help.
The app has a couple of cool features that can assist with your holidays shopping, planned or last minute, online or in person. Let’s have a look!
1) Virtual cards for safe and hassle-free online shopping 💳
Without doubt, 2020 highlighted the importance and safety of online shopping. With bunq, you can use any of your cards to shop, but if you’d like to take things a step further and be an absolute pro at security, simply activate a virtual card in the app. It takes a couple of seconds and you can dispose of it as soon as you’re done with your session, meaning you never have to worry about your personal details ending in the wrong place.
2) TransferWise for the great gift of cash 💸
Okay, virtual cash. Some of us can’t make it home to our loved ones this year, but we’d still like to show our appreciation. Maybe you don’t want to rely on the postal services right now, or maybe you’re simply not sure what would make them happy. Well, everyone likes a little bit of extra money to treat themselves! Luckily, it’s super simple to send money abroad with TransferWise. It’s 8 times cheaper than using a traditional bank transfer, and you’ll always get the real exchange rate. You can of course do this straight from your bunq app!
3) Forgot to set a budget? You’ve probably been saving all year 🙌
You have 25 sub-accounts for all your needs, and the Budgets function can help keep an eye on how much to spend on the things you love. But sometimes, we simply forget that this season can be a pretty expensive part of the year and don’t set a specific budget. But hey, no worries! If your Auto-Save was on, you’ve been saving all year without even thinking about it! Rounding up to the next € can add up to a pretty amount by the end of the year, which you could use as your brand new shopping budget!
4) Prefer to buy in person? Pay safely and securely 📱
If your dream gift can only be bought from a physical store, you can still pay safely and securely with your bunq cards or phone. Simply opt for the contactless options, Apple Pay or Google Pay. This way, you can avoid touching payment terminals or anything that doesn’t belong to you while shopping for the festive season.
5) Gift your loved ones 10 trees! 🌳
Do you know someone who’s looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle in the coming year? Invite them to join the bunq community and gift them 10 trees when they accept your invite! Of course, we also plant 10 trees in your name, so you can both enjoy the journey towards becoming CO2 free. You can simply click here to start sending invites.
There you go! 5 ways bunq can help with holidays shopping!
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