Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Ali Niknam, Bunq has brought lasting change to the European banking industry. By having its users at the heart of the business and building a product rooted in their wants and needs, Bunq quickly scaled to become the second largest neobank in the EU. Serving digital nomads across the European Economic Area, Bunq makes life easy for location-independent people and businesses starting from the way they manage money: how they spend, save, budget and invest.
Pioneering many things considered impossible, Bunq was the first bank to get a European banking permit in over 35 years, raised the largest series A round ever secured by a European fintech (€193 million), and was the first EU neobank to achieve structural profitability at the end of 2022. On its mission to build the first global neobank for digital nomads, in April 2023, Bunq announced its bid to enter the US market by applying for a banking license.