Never again an unexpected direct debit: bunq introduces direct debit with total control.
Based on your feedback we discovered how important total control over direct debits really is. That's why every direct debit is automatically converted to a payment request with a push notification. The Dutch Consumers' Association: "The Consumers' Association thinks it's great that a bank takes an active approach to help their clients get a grip on their direct debits".
Only if you approve the payment request money will be withdrawn from your bank account. If you are not able to approve the payment request within 5 days, then the request will be automatically rejected for your safety.
We are over the moon with all of your feedback that led us to this discovery. As the Dutch Consumers' Association states: "bunq is now a serious option if you want to switch banks".