We are bunq, a completely new approach to everyday money.

We make all moments spent on money simpler and more fun. Total independence allows us to be different from traditional banks. No branches, no queues, just immediate access whenever you need it. bunq makes moving money super easy, all you need is your phone. 

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Ali - founder and CEO

Ali Niknam (1981) is founder and CEO of bunq. Born in Canada (but from Iranian descent), he set up his first company when he was just 16 years old. In his early twenties he founded TransIP, which grew to be 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.

Djoeri - CPO

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 he has been appointed as Chief Product Officer and he is now the youngest banking director in the Netherlands.

Idzard - CFRO

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.

Bianca - Press

Bianca Zwart (1991) studied Spanish language & Culture and Communication Sciences. She joined bunq in 2016 and oversees all public communication.


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Het Financieele Dagblad

“I've never worked, I've only been playing"

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de Volkskrant

“Banks are afraid, start-ups create the killer apps"

read article here

Het Parool

“I couldn't care less about money"

read article here

Metro Nieuws

“Djoeri is the youngest banking director in the Netherlands"

read article here