By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.
European flag and bunq flag
Arrow left
Back to blog

October 1, 2019

Products and Services

bunq launches across the European Union!

Today, we take an important step in our expansion plans by offering our Travel Card membership to all markets in the EU, Norway and Iceland

Following successful launches in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland and Belgium, people across the European Union as well as Norway and Iceland can now join our rapidly growing community!

“We’re extremely excited to launch the Travel Card all across Europe. By offering the best card to travel the world, European travelers can now always pay with the real exchange rate and enjoy the benefits of a true credit card without the burden of debt or monthly fees.” says founder and CEO Ali Niknam.

By always offering the true exchange rate on purchases in foreign currencies, the bunq Travel Card sets itself apart from other banks’ credit card offerings, resulting in savings of up to 3% every time you travel!

If you have a trip planned outside the Eurozone, the Travel Card is the perfect companion for your trip. As a true Mastercard credit card, you can use it for everything from car rentals to hotel bookings without the risk of going into overdraft.

In the know before you go

Beyond global acceptance and giving you the real foreign exchange rates every time, our Travel Card also gives you important information about your destination through our Travel Assistant feature.

Wherever you go, Travel Assistant can put your mind at ease by letting you know:

  • The exchange rate for your destination country
  • Don’t worry about memorizing exchange rates. We’ll give you a reminder

  • Whether or not you have enabled card payments for the country of your destination
  • This guide can walk you through how to do this.
  • Which bunq card you should use
  • Some countries prefer Maestro, some Mastercard. Now you won’t have to remember which.
  • If other bunqers have been there before and what they discovered
  • Learn from their experiences so you know what to expect when you arrive.
  • Tips & tricks for different countries provided by our community
  • All travel tips are welcome!

Countries where Travel Card is now available

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Not a bunqer yet?

Join the fun

Try bunq today

Relevant posts

globe with number 18 and bank card
3 features from bunq Update 18 that make life easy

Last week we welcomed bunq Update 18, which brought some new exciting features. Let’s have a look at these 3 additions that make life easy!

Read the post
Colorful hot air balloons
5 ways bunq keeps growing despite COVID-19

We’re excited to see our recent surge in new deposits: you’re really helping us grow every single day!

Read the post
Illustrated world with a card in front
Bank like a local with bunq Update 18

Summertime is almost over, but we’ve decided to end it with a bang: a brand new Update!

Read the post
Get Started