Updates

Let’s catch up! Features, news, and other updates can be found here.

The Biggest Connect Challenge
May 26, 2017

During the next two weeks, until the 7th of June, we're holding a special competition. If you download bunq, make an account and are the first to get 50 new bunqers to Connect to it, you and your friends win a trip to the Efteling!

API Creators - episode 1: Kevin
May 23, 2017

Welcome to episode one of API Creators. Where we ask some of the most talented and ambitious coders and developers about their experiences with the bunq API.

Gold under the rainbow
May 16, 2017

We made an appearance during Bevrijdingsfestival in Utrecht! Our mission? Taking on needlessly long waiting lines and making lives easier.

Sweet, sweet victory!
May 11, 2017

We just received amazing news: voters chose bunq as the winner of the NRC Fintech Impact Award! 

Help us win an award!
May 9, 2017

You know what we like to do at bunq? Besides shaking up the world of banking and playing the occasional game of pingpong? We love winning awards. It's in our blood!

My day as a Support Guru
May 5, 2017

The first thing I see when I swagger into the office every morning are the Support Guides. I've barely wiped the sleep from my eyes but there they sit…

bunq's achievement box of glory
April 21, 2017

It makes us indescribably proud seeing the results of our hard work. It's such a great feeling! 💪

The greatest API creations so far!
April 13, 2017

When we launched our Public API five weeks ago, we had no idea that so many of you would immediately and enthusiastically start using it to build all sorts of amazing things!

Catch the new bunq commercial!
April 11, 2017

We're extremely proud to announce that as of today bunq's first ever tv commercial is making its way to a television screen near you! 😄

We have a brand new logo!
April 6, 2017

Saying goodbye to our old logo was tricky... It's a part of our culture, it's on our cards, and in our hearts and minds. It tells our story and it's been with us since the beginning.

The results are in!
April 3, 2017

The pricing experiment results are in. 🎉 It was a great success! Your voices have been heard and a decision has been made. The outcome is… €1 per month! 😃

Two Crazy Office Weeks
April 1, 2017

At bunq we work hard 💪 and play even harder! 🎉 Thankfully we have an amazing office manager who organizes great surprises such as the Two Crazy Office Weeks to help us unwind! 

The power of togetherness
March 28, 2017

Sometimes somebody else says something better than we ever could. So thank you, Esteban, for your inspiring words. Let's keep going forward into the future. ✌️

Why I love working with internationals
March 23, 2017

Jan learned that people from different countries can have different mentalities and mindsets. And that if you put a bunch of those people together in one room 🔥: you get an amazing kind of energy.

Enjoying a great API launch
March 20, 2017

We are still enjoying the afterglow of a great API Launch! 🎉 Seeing so many bunqers play around with the public API is amazing! You guys are the best, thank you so much ♥️

bunq goes international and launches API
March 9, 2017

We have a lot of great news to share with you today 🎉 . After months of work we are proud to present two major achievements.

New iOS Balance Widget!
February 15, 2017

Today we have a surprise for all you iOS lovers out there 😃 .

Automatically amazing!
February 8, 2017

We’re proud to announce that we have a brand new feature: you can now automatically accept direct debits with your bunq account!

You put the "fun" in fun-uary!
January 31, 2017

Fun-uary has come and gone, thank you all so much for being part of our prize-filled month of joy! You have made all of our hard work worthwhile.

A grand experiment!
January 23, 2017

We faced a big question this past year: how do we want to charge for our debit cards? Time for a grand experiment!

January? More like fun-uary!
January 2, 2017

We figured January could use a little excitement. Start 2017 with a blast and compete for daily rewards!

bunq the taxi driver!
December 16, 2016

As of today we started our first bunq taxi pilot in Amsterdam. We’ve got 4 very colourful bunq taxi’s with lollipops driving you to your favourite spots and back home.

Get our book for Christmas!
December 12, 2016

Christmas is coming up and we’re already feeling festive! So we decided to share some copies of our book, Breken met Banken 😄 . Want to read all about our adventurous startup years? You can, for free!

We made Apple's top 10!
December 8, 2016

It’s December! That means: champagne, fireworks, and… best-of lists! We’re super proud to be part of one this year: Apple included the bunq app in their list of the best apps of 2016. Thanks Apple… and thank you, bunqers! We made a list for you too. Read on!

Win a colourful present!
November 25, 2016

We pimped Amsterdam with our bright colours. You can find us on billboards, trams and ATMs. Next step? Let you win a box full of colourful goodies🙊  !  

Share your expenses with Slice!
November 21, 2016

Most of our features are inspired by real life experiences! Our new app Slice was inspired by Anne, our on-boarding guru who wanted to share expenses with her hockey team. Check their video!

A bank office in your pocket
November 18, 2016

When you dive into banking history, you’ll find out banks were created to serve people and to ease their daily lives. And well, some bankers got lost on the way 👀 !

bunq update #4
November 16, 2016

After working day and night for weeks, we released a major update last night 😄  ! The bunq app is redesigned to be more user-friendly than ever. And we prepared a special surprise for you. Read on for more!

bunq.me: no more €0.50!
October 19, 2016

bunqers and non-bunqers, rejoice! Starting today, there’s no €0.50 fee for iDEAL payments anymore. Instead, we made the transaction costs part of the pricing plan for bunq business. While at it, we also improved the design. Paying a bunq.me request is easier than ever now!

Limited edition bunq shirts: your vote counts!
October 11, 2016

They’re unique, colourful, and available soon: bunq shirts! A number of you asked for them via Support. Because we have such an outrageous sense of fashion 😇 , we just had to give it a shot! So today, we’re introducing limited edition bunq shirts. And you get to pick the design!

Unscheduled maintenance
October 9, 2016

Earlier today we had to do some unexpected maintenance work. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Debit card news: we're independent!
October 5, 2016

Liberté! We’ve been working our socks off for freedom the past months. It has paid off: we’ve established a direct link with MasterCard! From today on, your bunq debit cards will work better than ever before. And, more importantly: we’ve become independent 😄 !

Diversity is our strength!
September 29, 2016

Last Sunday, over 5.000 people took part in a march that celebrated diversity in our society. We ❤️ it! Like IEDER1, who organised the march, we believe in the power of diversity.

A cake that caught us by surprise!
September 16, 2016

One way to kickstart the week is a healthy dose of cake 😋 . This Monday, one of you surprised us with a delicious cake that fed roughly 45 bunqers. We’re blown away by the gesture 😁.

Direct debit: the bunq team is on it!
August 30, 2016

Over the past six months, team bunq has been working hard to make sure SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) works smoothly for everyone. Now there are only a few companies and organisations left that haven't updated their systems to accept bunq IBANs. We pity the fools!

bunq @ Pathé: Our new experiment goes live!
August 18, 2016

Free tonight? Come see us at the movies 😄 ! Starting today, bunq is available as a new online payment method on the website of Pathé.

Thanks for bunqin’ with us!
August 2, 2016

Our ears are still ringing! After an adventurous QR treasure hunt in Amsterdam, we threw a modest (cough) launch party at the bunqer with author Siebe and some other friends.

Breken Met Banken: behind the scenes at bunq!
July 28, 2016

Book-loving bunqers, have we got news for you: A book about our short but turbulent history just came out! Siebe Huizinga’s Breken Met Banken will be available in bookstores from today.

Did we just become bunq friends?
July 21, 2016

Today we bring a new feature (friendly push notifications!) as well as two giveaways to celebrate! Chocolate and cake lovers (and frankly, who isn't 😇 ), read on…

Schedule your payments! It's here.
July 5, 2016

You've been telling us continuously what you want to see and we love to hear it. Today we're launching one of the features you guys asked for most: you can now schedule payments!

Background on PIN issue
June 24, 2016

We're very sorry that in recent weeks there have been multiple disruptions for PIN payments. Although there is no quick solution we’d like to involve you in everything that's currently going on.

We love our new feature!
June 15, 2016

We’ve got something new that might come in handy this summer! From now on you can stick a QR code on your food truck and receive money without a pin terminal.

Banking can be so much better
May 27, 2016

A few weeks ago, Ali was asked to give a talk at The Next Web. We decided to tell our story on how bunq came to be. This is how it went!

The unicorn is out there!
May 24, 2016

Hands off our unicorns!

V2: already? How is that even possible?!
May 3, 2016

We listened to you on how you use bunq. As it turns out it’s totally different from any other banking app!

What Willem-Alexander is selling with bunq this King's Day
April 27, 2016

What Willem-Alexander is selling with bunq this King's Day

SEPA QR codes? Fixed!
April 15, 2016

A couple of days ago we heard about ING's endeavour into something resembling our Requests. Well done guys!

                                    

bunq 18+? PG Rated!
April 6, 2016

bunq satisfies your desires. As of today you can spend your parents’ money in the easiest way imaginable :D!

ING’s Orange Lion joins bunq as CMO
April 1, 2016

Leo the Lion is the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer at bunq. After a long selection process, the Orange Lion proved to be the best candidate for the position.

Like bunq, but for businesses
March 22, 2016

Last week we launched bunq for business. Pretty damn cool if you're a business owner.

bunq launches business accounts
March 15, 2016

Starting today, we entrepreneurs can also enjoy the benefits of bunq :)!

Be like... bunq?
February 5, 2016

Show us what kind of bunqer you are!

bunq introduces direct debit with total control
February 2, 2016

Never again an unexpected direct debit.

bunq launches new website
January 29, 2016

It's radically different from what we had before. Have a look and please let us know what you think!      

bunq launches iDEAL via QR code
January 14, 2016

The experience is seamless on your smartphone. We came up with a simple solution for iDEAL on other devices: QR codes.

Happy New Year!
December 30, 2015

Being bunqers, we love to look forward though – and we feel that 2016 will be a year in which a lot of exciting things are going to happen.

bunq shows rapid growth
December 10, 2015

The past few weeks, bunq came in with a bang, getting loads of attention in the Dutch media. This combined with the enthusiasm of our growing group of users have spurred unforeseen growth.

The Aftermath
December 2, 2015

Earlier today we discovered that on Android devices a temporary file was not properly removed. This issue was fixed retroactively.

Quick bugfix to remove temporary image files on Android
December 2, 2015

The app will automatically be updated and the issue will hence also be fixed automatically.

What a week!
December 1, 2015

What a week! So many people! So little time! This exceeded our wildest dreams! You guys are the best :)!

Database maintenance
November 26, 2015

Since the huge media attention of yesterday, all our systems (and people) are working hard to process the incredible amount of requests that are coming in.                                    

It's really happening!
November 25, 2015

Wow wow wa wa wie wa! So much positivity! Look what you did :D                                    

The time has come!
November 24, 2015

After four years of insanely hard work, we are extremely proud and even more excited that bunq is available to all.                                     

Questions, questions, questions!?
October 20, 2015

Some questions reached us through the media, that we would like to answer.                        

And it's gone!
September 22, 2015

Your response to the beta has been overwhelming. The invites for iOS went really fast and we’re all out.

Invite-only beta!
September 19, 2015

Finally, the moment has arrived: we launched our invite-only beta!                         

Fuzzing Interns
August 20, 2015

And so the 'Delft Boys' started.                                    

Dare to love
August 4, 2015

Be who you want to be, love who you want to love and dare to think different.

Phava, by bunq
June 26, 2015

 "Wait a minute. So if I understand correctly, you are doing Java in PHP?"

Teach me how to code
May 11, 2015

We need to become the architects of our own reality.

bunq to the future
May 1, 2015

As the latest addition to bunq's legal team, I sometimes feel like Marty McFly travelling through time in the DeLorean.

Let's go bunqers
April 20, 2015

Last weekend our surroundings radically changed.

Company Puberty
March 26, 2015

Remember puberty? You squeezed pimples, challenged alcohol limits, defined your own style.

Uplifting Talk
January 20, 2015

Elevators. You're basically forced to spend 30 to 120 awkward seconds with complete strangers in a closed off box.

Keep Calm and Engage
January 8, 2015

It’s my first week here and I’d like to share my crazy experiences with you.

Jungle Fever
December 29, 2014

As a designer you are faced with ever-changing landscapes of devices, resolutions, media and frameworks. It’s a jungle out there.

How to: Weihnachtsfeier
December 19, 2014

Yesterday was the second time that we celebrated Christmas at bunq.

bunq with a lowercase b
December 4, 2014

So bunq you say? But what does your name mean?

And so it all began!
November 21, 2014

There's this thing that we've been working on for quite a while now. This thing that everybody wanted to know about, yet remained a mystery.