⚡️ French IBANs: Coucou la France!
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”. 🇫🇷
And 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. ⛵️
Très bien! How can I get a French IBAN?
You can get your French IBAN by clicking on the Event tab on your Home screen. After you click it, the event will take you trough the verification flow required for you to get your first French IBAN.
By following this simple process:
- Profile tab
- Personal Information
- View Current profile
- Get a Local IBAN 🇫🇷
If you’re a verified French bunqer 🌈
- Go to Home
- Tap on + Add accounts
- Select Sub-account
If you’re a bunqer-to-be residing in France 🎉
- Go through the verification process explained here
- Go with the verification flow ✅
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.
For these and other improvements, update your app today! 🏃♂️
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and features in the future!
Want to learn more?
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