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We’re bunq, Bank of The Free.

We’re a totally independent bank that makes your life easy. No branch visits, no queues, no paperwork, just immediate access from a mobile device. Users can share bank accounts with whomever they want and pay with worldwide Maestro and Mastercards wherever they go.

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bunq was founded in 2012 by Ali Niknam (1981), who managed to get the first European banking permit in over 35 years. He set out to radically change the traditional banking industry and, as its sole investor, invested €44.9m in bunq. bunq’s latest publicly available number of user deposits is €211,152,900, based on the deposits in December 2018.

Over 2018 the total amount of user deposits doubled and is increasing every day. bunq is currently available in 30 European markets: the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Ireland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romainia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Norway and Iceland.

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€211,152,900

User deposits

*based on 2018 annual report

Our people

Ali

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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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.

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Bianca

Press

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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bunq Updates

Major features and releases are introduced at bunq Updates. All to make our users' lives easy. Check out what bunq Update 12 brought, below.

Press kit

You can download images of our people, apps, logos, cards, and colour codes from our press kit. Please read the Readme doc before using our design assets.

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Contact

Email for press purposes only
press@bunq.com

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