Exclusive: ‘The rainbow bank’ – Ali Niknam, Bunq in “The Fintech Magazine”
Jun26

Exclusive: ‘The rainbow bank’ – Ali Niknam, Bunq in “The Fintech Magazine”

Bunq’s founder Ali Niknam promised to take users to a world of banking that they’d never seen before. His mobile-only challenger is still on that yellow brick road and people are loving the journey. Angered by the failure of financial institutions during the 2008 recession and prompted by a sense of social duty to offer an alternative to what he saw as broken banking, serial entrepreneur Ali Niknam started working on bunq, a...

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More than a bank: bunq revolutionises charitable giving using FinTech
Jun18

More than a bank: bunq revolutionises charitable giving using FinTech

European challenger bank bunq today joins forces with global charities to aid its mission to make the world a better place. Following a public beta programme, which saw bunq ask its users to share their insights and to test its new app before rolling out to the masses, bunq is now unveiling ‘Common Goals’. The move comes as part of bunq’s most radical update yet unveiling its ‘swiss army knife style’ approach to banking, and, of...

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Challenger Bank pledges to plant 1m trees by Feb 2021
Jun12

Challenger Bank pledges to plant 1m trees by Feb 2021

European challenger bank bunq, is giving it’s users what they want and standing up against CO2 by today making a pledge to plant 1 million trees by February 2021. Planting trees &  How it works Bunq has a bank account option that plants a tree in Madagascar for every €100 spent allowing users to become CO2 free in less than 2 years. Bunq recently planted its 500,000th tree in 6 months, representing a whopping 154,000 tonnes in...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 16
Jun12

The Fintech Magazine Issue 16

In this of The Fintech Magazine, with Covid-19 putting a spotlight on the point of sale, we look at Regtech & SCA with G+D, Trulioo and Aptitude, and what it means for the future of payments. Neobanks galore! We catch up with exclusive interviews the CEO’s of the current and next wave of challengers to take on the world of financial services, including banks from five continents – Bunq, Rizq, free2, Mox, KudaBank, 220,...

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bunq reveals it’s biggest (and simplest) update yet – entirely inspired by users
May29

bunq reveals it’s biggest (and simplest) update yet – entirely inspired by users

European challenger bank, bunq, today launches its most radical update yet, unveiling its ‘swiss army knife style’ approach to banking – drilling home the reality to users that it’s ‘your money, your choice’. In true bunq fashion, users are at the core of every decision. From today bunq is giving some users an exclusive opportunity to become the first to test, provide their all-important feedback and be included in the...

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bunq – the green challenger bank unveils radical update enabling you to easily give to charity during covid-19
May29

bunq – the green challenger bank unveils radical update enabling you to easily give to charity during covid-19

bunq’s new update enables users to give back to causes and charities of their choice easily, through the app, with no extra effort – whether that’s ridding the oceans of plastic or supporting your local small business during covid-19. bunq is launching its most radical update yet on the 29th May, unveiling it’s personalised and community approach to banking. This update is inspired by its users – 72% choose green companies...

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FF Virtual Arena: Bunq Profile
Apr29

FF Virtual Arena: Bunq Profile

In today’s episode of FF Virtual Arena, please join our host Ali Paterson who is chatting with Bunq’s Ali Niknam. Together they discuss topics such as how to build a speedboat bank, the approach to customers, the approach to tech, and absolutely everything in between! Interested in seeing what musician Bunq would be personified...

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bunq enables users to become CO2 free in less than 2 years
Apr02

bunq enables users to become CO2 free in less than 2 years

bunq enables users to become CO2 free in less than 2 years by introducing bunq SuperGreen. Following its recent successful bunq Green Card launch, bunq users together planted over 100.000 trees in just 4 months. According to a poll started on bunq’s active online community 81% of bunq users wish to plant trees with every card payment they make. That’s why, renowned for listening to its users, bunq implemented their feedback and will...

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Mastercard expands partnership with bunq to build a greener planet
Mar19

Mastercard expands partnership with bunq to build a greener planet

Mastercard and bunq announce today the expansion of their partnership to accelerate the growth of bunq’s card offerings in Europe. Mastercard is leveraging its international network, helping to expand the bunq Green Card into 30 European countries. bunq Green Card, a metal Mastercard, builds a greener planet by planting a tree for every £100 or 100 Euros spent. The sustainable bunq Green Card was introduced in November 2019. Apart...

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