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We're bunq, Bank of The Free.

We're a totally independent bank that removes borders and barriers in traditional banking. No branches, no queues, no paperwork, just immediate access from a mobile device.

Users can share bank accounts with whomever they want, pay with worldwide Maestro and Mastercards wherever they go and get support whenever they need it.

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Founder and CEO

Ali Niknam (1981), born in Canada but from Iranian descent, set up his first company when he was just 16 years old. In his early twenties he founded TransIP, the biggest domain name and web hosting provider of the Netherlands. In 2012 he set out to change the banking industry radically and founded bunq.

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Djoeri Timessen (1988) studied International Business Communication. He started as Lead Product Owner at TransIP in 2012. In 2013 Ali asked him to join the bunq adventure. Since January 2018 he has been appointed as Chief Product Officer and he is now the youngest banking director in the Netherlands.

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Idzard van Eeghen (1960) is the Chief Finance and Risk Officer. Idzard has extensive banking experience and has held various commercial, risk management and general management positions. He joined bunq in May 2018.

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Bianca Zwart (1991) studied Spanish Language & Culture and Communication Sciences. Bianca is Lead of bunq’s Press and Communication Department. She is the primary contact for press inquiries. She joined bunq in 2016.

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