I used to tease my bf about his bunq account. Then I went to a bunq Update…
One and a half years ago, my boyfriend switched to bunq as his main bank and I made fun of him for quite some time. He was so enthusiastic, always telling me about stuff and I just really didn’t care. I didn’t see any benefit. Oh how wrong I was...
Then, one day, we went to Update 12
In the car on the way to Amsterdam, there were three of us: two bunq Premium users and me. Their goal of the evening: convince me to join bunq Premium. My goal: sushi (we ate sushi with a little group before the Update).
In the past, I had talked with some other bunq users and none of them ever convinced me. So I didn’t expect to be convinced this evening either.
In the car on the way to the Update I was determined: no one can change my mind, I am just fine with my regular bank and I will NEVER switch to bunq. Spoiler alert: I switched to bunq Premium on the way home that same night and within a week I transferred all my banking affairs to bunq 😉
Now, you’re probably thinking: why, Amber? Well, let me tell you...
At the Update, I decided to have an open mind. Ali came on stage and shared all new features (which were amazing) but also talked a little about bunq’s mindset. I learned about MassInterest, Freedom of Choice, Ethical Investing and ‘Saving time, every time’.
I was AMAZED.
Why hadn’t any of the users tried to convince me with any of these arguments? Yeah, it’s nice to have a lot of accounts for easy budgeting and stuff, but this is not what matters the most to me and so none of these arguments could convince me. In the end: Ali did.
So, in the foyer after the Update I had to admit to all the people who hadn’t been able to convince me that they were right all along.
On the way home I was so excited to switch to bunq that I actually bounced up and down in my chair
The other two in the car laughed at/with me of course, but I think they were excited that I finally saw the light. Right, guys?
After that, I became a full-on Fangirl. I ordered “Break Through Banking” to learn more about bunq’s amazing philosophy and values. I tell friends and family about bunq and make them excited about it without even trying to.
I really do feel ‘free’ at the Bank of The Free
I love how I was able to join within minutes, without having to go to some office at 9 AM. I love all the features that not only make my life easy, but also make banking fun somehow. I love the new Green Card that gives me even more possibilities to invest in the future of our planet. I love Together, where I spend much (too much) time every day, interacting with all the amazing other bunqers.
So, I really only want to say thank you for all the amazingly good work you guys do! Thanks for making my life easy and banking fun.
- Amber Winkelman