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November 24, 2020


bunq is celebrating 5 years of freedom

Today is a super special day: bunq turns 5! We’re celebrating 5 years of innovation, 5 years of freedom and building the bank of The Free

These years have been a true adventure from day 1. Looking back, we’re proud of so many achievements we’ve reached together and looking forward to making the next 5 even more amazing.

So while we sip our bubbly and break into funky dance moves, let’s have a quick look at the most notable moments so far!

It all started in 2012…

When Ali set out to radically change the traditional banking industry and create what we call today the bank of The Free. Since then, we've been conquering the world of banking and broke so many world-firsts, we've lost count.

In 2014, we made it official…

bunq was not about to be just another money transfer app, but an actual safe place for you money. We got our official European banking licence, the first one to be issued in over 35 years.

In 2015, we met you…

After a beta launch, we went public and met you: the amazing bunq community!

In 2016, we were ready for business…

After hearing the needs of so many entrepreneurs, bunq Business was launched. Since then, we've released countless features that allow you to save time, every time.

In 2018, we let you decide what happens with your money…

We were the first to give you Freedom of Choice, so you can always decide what happens with your money.

In 2019, we launched the Travel Card…

This beautiful card lets you benefit from getting the real exchange rate without any additional charges, anywhere in the world.

In 2019, we took over the world...okay, Europe.

In our biggest expansion to date, we released bunq to all markets in the European Union, Norway and Iceland.

In 2019, we started to make the world a greener place…

We partnered with Eden Restoration Projects and created an elegant metal card that lets you plant trees as you spend without any effort. Today, you can do that by simply being an easyGreen member.

In 2020, we made sure you trust us…

bunq is the first challenger bank to be included in the Dutch Fair Finance Guide, ever! We also scored an all time high for an entry to the list.

Will you look at that beautiful list! So what’s next?

We're celebrating 5 years of freedom and dedication to make life easy. To mark the occasion, we’re introducing our new, simplified plans: easyTravel, easyMoney and easyGreen. Check out what's in it for you here.

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