Hey bunqers 🌈
After our German IBANs got released, we thought it was time to go a little southwest. We’re more than happy to announce that from now you can have your own French IBAN! The French IBAN is available for all bunqers residing in France, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion so you can experience the local French “vie en rose”.
Très bien! How can I get a French IBAN?
- Go to Home tab
- Tap on 🟣 + Add
- Click on 🟢 Add a Sub-Account
- Select 🟠 Bank Account
- Personalize your sub-account
- Choose Local IBAN (French)
If you’re a bunqer-to-be residing in France 🎉
- Go through the verification process explained here
- Go with the verification flow ✅
You can check which identity documents we currently accept here 🔎
And the coolest part about this - the French IBANs are available for all the plans we offer! (including Easy Bank, Easy Money, Easy Green and Pack)
What exactly is a French IBAN?
bunq is a European bank based in the Netherlands meaning that your IBANs are located in the Netherlands. You can recognize this when you see the NL in your IBANs. If you’re a bunqer-to-be, all your IBANs since the opening of your new bunq account will have a French IBAN - provided you’re a French resident. 🚀
This is our newest milestone that we’re more than happy to share with you! It lets you bank like a local wherever you go or anywhere you are. ⛵️
But I have Dutch IBANs and now I want a French one, what do I do?
You’ll be able to get your French IBAN even if you had Dutch IBANs before that. Just keep in mind that if you choose to go for a French IBAN all your new sub-accounts will receive French IBANs automatically. And your Dutch IBANs? You’re free to keep and use them as usual! 💃
After you select your choice to stick to French IBANs, you’ll have to go through the verification process once again as shown right here.
What if I'm not a French resident but I still want a French IBAN?
No need to worry - Local IBANs are here, and they’re the perfect fit for your international lifestyle. Easily add and use IBANs from multiple European countries - all in your bunq app. Easy Money and Easy Green Personal and Business users can start exploring this feature. You can learn more about this here 🌍
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