Login changes to the bunq app
To make sure you have a 100% carefree experience with your money, we always aim to stay ahead of global developments. With worldwide reports of fraud (most notably phishing) increasing rapidly since the onset of COVID-19, we implemented a few innovative safety features to your bunq app, to help keep you and your money safe.
New safety features
- Temporary access link: if you log in to your bunq account on a new device, we’ll automatically send you an access link to your phone. This is a unique “magic” link that will give you access to the app and can’t easily be shared with others.
- When your bunq account is accessed on a new device, we will also apply a 24 hour cooldown period. You can find more information about it here.
Because these new features are both safer and easier to use than using a Hand scan or a passphrase to authenticate your account, these two will be discontinued. This way you're guaranteed your account is getting the best possible protection! Easier and safer than ever! ✨
The new security features are added to the current lineup of safety measures in the bunq app: Fingerprint/face recognition, your 6-digit security code (previously “Login Code”), video verification, and top-up from a different bank account under your name.