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5 ways bunq keeps growing despite COVID-19

A while ago, we were excited to see a major increase in new deposits. We’re even more excited today to look at the data and say: you’re really helping us grow every single day! And here’s what we mean by that.

1. bunq keeps growing with wonderful talent 🧑‍💻

We’re always amazed by how many talented people want to join our adventure at bunq. In fact, we’ve hit a record of 6000 applications in the past 3 months! That’s a crazy amount of enthusiasm right there! Of course, our recruiters work tirelessly to get through these and spot the quirkiest, most brilliant and motivated unicorns out there. As a result, we welcomed 55 new bunqers with open arms! Well, rather open online chats and open beers during our Friday weeklies!


This has been our highest hiring quarter up to date, and we have no plan to stop growing any time soon. We’re keeping an eye out for all the talent that’s currently looking for new starts and opportunities, but in case we miss you (sorry!), just check out our jobs page, and try your luck! We’ve got 27 spots open right now!

2. The deposits just keep increasing 📈

Since the start of COVID-19 in Europe, around mid-March, our total deposits grew by 23%. That means you’re increasingly looking to safely store your money with bunq. Moreover, our new users deposited 280% more in May, compared to April! 🙌

While the current circumstances pushed some traditional banks to close branches and made it more difficult to open accounts or get support, some of you moved to the fully digital world of modern banking. We’re thrilled to have you!

3. At bunq, it’s business as usual 👌

Due to our unique model, you have no reason to worry about your money with bunq. Today’s environment may raise questions about how your bank is handling your finances. Rest assured. Due to bunq’s banking license, your money is safe up to € 100,000, no matter what.

Besides, we don’t mess around with your money in all kinds of stocks anyway. So for bunq and your money, it’s business as usual.

4. We keep innovating and challenging the status quo 🌈

Growth never stops in your everyday life, so why should it stop when it comes to your bank? Our Updates keep on coming, our features only get better. We’ve recently launched SuperGreen that makes green easy and +1 which makes sharing a bank account easy.

We’ve introduced the V3 Public Beta to you during bunq Update 14, and hundreds of enthusiastic bunq users tried it and gave us amazing feedback. Now we’re working hard to make bunq V3 available to all of you! The wheels of innovation keep on rolling, so we can build more things you actually like to use.

We’re not here to give you the same old banking experience as everyone else - we’re here to change that for good.

5. SuperGreen is going through the roof 🌳

We’re super happy to see you embracing the newest member of the family, SuperGreen. In fact, we’ve seen a 53% increase in SuperGreen signups between May and June!

This means that we’re on our way to actually plant 1 million trees by the end of February 2021, doubling our original goal. Want to plant even more trees? Stay tuned for Tribes, which lets you multiply your green impact together with your friends. Coming really soon with the V3 app!

Ah, and we love seeing your tweets with growing forests, so please keep sharing the love with us!

Here you go - these are just some of the ways that you help us reach new heights every day! 🚀

We’re flying high, and we couldn’t do it without you! ❤️

Ready to join a bank that keeps on growing and innovating every day?