What's a banking license and why is it important?

Learn why a banking license is important when choosing an online bank, and sign up with bunq for secure and easy banking.

4 January 2023

In today's world, where online banking is becoming increasingly popular, it's important to know exactly what a banking license is and why it's important for your security. In this post, we'll explain everything you need to know about banking licenses and why you don't have to worry with bunq, your digital bank.

A banking license is the official authorization from a financial regulatory authority that allows a company to operate as a bank. It ensures that the bank meets all legal requirements and provides customers with a safe and responsible online banking experience.

bunq holds a full banking license and is therefore subject to strict regulations and controls. This means that your money is safe with us and we adhere to all the laws and rules that apply to traditional banks. Deposit insurance is another important aspect you should know: At bunq, your deposits are protected up to €100,000 by the Dutch deposit guarantee scheme. This ensures that your money is secure in the event of a bank failure.

With bunq, you not only benefit from a secure banking license, but also from numerous innovative features such as real-time payments, auto VAT, and local IBANs that enhance your online banking experience.

In conclusion, a banking license is an important factor that ensures your bank is trustworthy and reliable. With bunq, you can trust that we have a full banking license and meet all legal requirements. In addition, bunq offers innovative features that make your online banking even easier and more enjoyable. Try it out and become a member today! 😊

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