Happy Sinterklaasavond from bunq!

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Hello bunqers!

It’s Sinterklaasavond and we’re getting into the festive spirit here at bunq HQ, we’ve even got a special tree set up. 🎄🎊

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And what would today be without the chance to get some great bunq gifts? 🍫 Here’s a poem from our very own (super talented) Jasper:


Today a day unlike any other

Where chocolate is everyone’s biggest bother

Send us your coolest bunq experience before tonight

And a gift towards your address is within our might


So, share your coolest bunq experience below for a chance to get some special bunq gifts. Bonus points if you put your experience into a poem! More bonus points if you post a picture too!

Comments (76)

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Helaas geen foto, wel veel positieve reacties gehad op mijn bunq pas in Regenbogenkiez in Berlijn.

Medewerkers die grapten de pas te willen behouden vanwege de 🌈 kleurtjes.

Natuurlijk verteld waar ze zelf zo’n mooi 🌈 pasje kunnen scoren 😎

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I thought banks where junk

But then, there was bunq

They gave me a debit card

I gave them my heart

bunq fits me like a glove

Now I'm insanely in love


That was bad

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Ahahahahahhahahahahha 😂

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Love it!

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At the begining bunq was for free,

Lots op people thought that is a good idea.


But then bunq became fremium,

They launched bunq premium.


For the yearly price you could buy a nice jack,

But they answered with bunq pack!


I hope the next bing thing is Apple pay,

Then I won’t go away.

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Het dubbelleven als hulpsint en student valt niet mee,

Je kunt geen cadeautjes scoren met een lege portemonnee,

Gelukkig heeft deze hulpsinterklaas voor bunq gekozen,

En duurt het wachten op zijn geld geen pozen,

Want met bunq gaat álles vlug,

En heb je pijlsnel je geld weer terug,

Gewoon een requestje naar de goede sint,

Nadat je met die toffe pas je cadeautjes hebt gepind!


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I know you are the bank of the free


But who is thinking about me?

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Very clever! I see what you did there 😊👌

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Roses are red violets are blue,

bunq is the best bank for you.


Hmm, don't really have inspiration at the moment. I should give it another try tonight. 😛

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Simple but sweet 😄👍

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bunq is spelt with a lower case B

this young trendy bank is for me


the rainbow card shines like the sun

while other banks are grey every one


other banks have no soul or face

so bunq now is the only place


the only place where service is king

and friendly staff always a thing


their app is so easy to use

join this bank you can not lose

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I got to tell you I’m lazy as hell

But for people like me, there is a solution I can tell.

You got to try bunq – the bank of the free,

Where you can open an account in just a minute of three.

And if you feel like that is damn to fast

You can open 25 more account and having a blast.

A whopping 25 accounts I hear you say?

Does that mean you have 25 bank cards to pay?

No, because now comes the fun part that you wont believe.

You can assign your card to any of your accounts, ow what a relieve!

Still have some time to spare?

Did you know you can easily share your accounts with friends, if you dare 😊

Finally there one thing I would like you know,

Their fantastic support will make you heart glow

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Dear bunq,

Sint is using bunq for over 2 years. Sharing his bank account with the Pieten makes his life so much easier. Sint was also really happy with the update of last week so that he can create a real shared account with Santa Claus. The update of last summer made it easier for Sint to buy his cadeaus online with the very beautiful new creditcard. Unfortunately not everyone was happy with that update. Changing a business model is always difficult. But Sint understands, unfortunately not everything is for free. Please keep doing what you think is the right thing to do for our society. Next year will be bunq's year!

Best regards,

Sint & Piet

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Thanks for being such wonderful bunqers, Sint & Pete 😋

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Christmas is the time of year

for too much food & too much beer


But far worse is chocolate

I eat it from morning to late


I wish I'd pushed that box away

and stuck to drinking beer all day

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You can never have too much chocolate... 🍫 Especially during the holidays 🙌!

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The primary reason I like bunq is because I'm that guy that always has the newest phone and coolest gadgets of my friends, but my banking experience was always lacking. Carrying around a dongle to transfer money and rattling off my iban every time someone owed me money. Now I'm the cool gadget guy again, taking care of all my banking needs on my phone, and sending out payment requests to instantly get paid.


Seriously, traditional banking was fine because there was no alternative, but then there was an alternative, and I went for it and never looked back.


I'm sure something in there rhymed

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Not all poems have to rhyme after all! 😄

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The best experience I've had with Bunq is with a Bunq support employee. I saw a picture with chocolate (the same as on the picture <3) on your Facebook and I asked if I can purchase one for a friend that loves Bunq. The support employee answered that he would send me one if I would draw a unicorn or make a funny picture. So I did. So maybe 10 minutes later Ali came into the chat and said that I made his day haha. And that made mine too :)

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Glad to hear it made your day as well 🤗🦄🦄🦄

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We went on our annual day out to Amsterdam with the beer guild (😊)

It's always a day where lots of friendship is built.

The guild only has a bunq account but no card,

I received on the fly a connect so I could pay at every bar (d?).

Nobody could believe I was able to pay,

Oh my, it was a really lovely day.

During the day I had to explain what bunq does a lot,

I could pin for everything : drinks, food, but no pot.

At the end of the day the connect was ended,

No problem, we are still befriended...


(damn, it's hard to rhyme in English!)

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Your rhyming seemed pretty spot on to me 🙌 Nicely done 👏!

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No photo, as I’m still waiting for my cards, but here it goes!


The chains were held by banking kings,

Wrapped tight around my purse

I paid for cash and other things,

My wealth became my curse.


But soon I left in hopes to find,

A place to hold my coin,

I tried them all - no peace of mind!

And no where else to join.


That's when I found the rainbow door

That opened as I reached

This magic land, this blessed floor,

Inside I heard the speech


They spoke of trust, "A bank who's just!"

I could no longer hold

This voice inside, and so I cried,

"Please hold my purse of gold!"

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Great rhyme scheme!!!

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Thanks guys 😊

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My coolest bunq experience? An afternoon @bunq HQ!


Invited over to AMS by Riccardo for some user input to bunq app functionalities and exchange of views.

It was Interesting and good to see and speak to the guys directly and

to get some first-hand info directly from the source.

And of course a WOW opportunity for a glimpse behind the scenes (photo below).


Riccardo and Lotte … just to say THANKS to you again.

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THANKS to you Thomas! It was great having you at the bunqer 😄🌈

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Dichten kan ik niet, ik ben dan ook maar een simpele Piet.


Ik zat met onze hulpsinten te bedenken, hoe gaan wij onze financiën dit jaar uitdenken.


Gelukkig was de oplossing met bunq daar, elke sint een pas op zak, ''t is echt waar!


Geen gedoe meer met voorschieten, nu gewoon voor ons allemaal simpelweg genieten. (En tussendoor friet eten.)


Wij wensen iedereen nog een geweldige pakjesavond toe!


(Ik krijg jammer genoeg de foto niet toegevoegd...)

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Although I don't speak a perfect Dutch,

please be sure my heart is touched. ❤

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And the photo? Seems unable to paste it here.

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You can upload a photo by selecting this button --> a616a4470705ef87c77717433896652c in the ribbon above when writing the comment 🙂!

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Thanks, Elise. The icon is not visible in the app but via web browser/desktop. So here is the photo; maybe you can still add it.14b7e6be0e41824db68a1daa693a76af

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Zit te zoeken naar een rijmwoord op bunq. Verder dan skunk, junk en punk kom ik echter niet.. En om dit nou te associëren met Sinterklaas... 🙄😝

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Okay, bunq won't work. Since unicorns are just as awesome as bunq; here's one about unicorns :)


I rode a rainbow unicorn.

We sailed across the sky.

(I’d fed him lots of Skittles,

since they always make him fly.)


We took off like a comet

on a long and graceful flight.

And everywhere the people stopped

and marveled at the sight.


His path was bright and colorful.

It sparkled, shimmered, shined,

as he arced across the heavens

shooting rainbows from behind.


Well, as unicorns and bunq are almost both equal to rainbows, I think there's still a match :')

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There is an animal black & white that they call a skunk


It is the only word I know that will rhyme with bunq


I never thought I'd find a word to rhyme with my bank


But at last I did and for that my dictionary I thank

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I'm terrible in writing a poem.


But bunq is awesome, even without chocolate.

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It started a while ago

During shitty weather without snow

There was no sun

But the bunq experience was real and fun.

Great service and functionality

A bank for every personality

Their updates and changes go up and down

But their response on feedback deserve a tumbs up and a crown


And to end this poem a litle dutch: Bunq is top en ik houd van drop, maar mijn dichtkunst is een flop;)

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since I got a bunq, my friends think I am obsessed with taking pictures of my hand...🙈

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At this fine evening I'm thinking about a rhyme on bunq,

it's an innovative bank that has gotten me out of my funk.


I feel free like a squirrel flying from branch to trunk,

able to change my card's linked account while I'm drunk.


Their support is friendly and fast,

long lines at offices are a thing of the past.


It looks like I'm staying steadfast,

because I'm having a blast.

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My cookies bunq experience is when I first used tap & pay (which was yesterday believe it or not). I feel like I'm in the future! 🤖


Sorry, not good at poems. But the bunq ❤ is big.

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Coolest, not cookies. Although they are great as well.

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This story begins sad,

Because my English is very bad.

But, I won’t die

If I give it a try.


If you think the colors of bunq looks like a rainbow,

I will tell you what the colors really mean, my Brow.

It is not a rainbow nor a Pedestrian crossing,

It is the most delicious thing!


Bunq colors means from 5 December on one thing only:

All the chocolatebar tastes from Tony Chocolonely!

The colors are beautiful and tastes very good

Those two old-fashion-breaking-brands are Sints favorite for good.


Sint and Pete

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Hey Steph! Your English is not at fault

I think it'd make Shakespeare proud. 🇬

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Thank you Bunq for the Tony bar!

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Oh noooo - im too late. 😔

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You're never too late to join in to the fun! 🌈

Do you have any great rhymes for us? 😄

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Okay. Let's try it!

bunq the best bank I have had so far,

the IPN (instant payment notification),

bunq.me and a second pin.

All these things my old bank did not have

For all this and much more I love bunq, the bank of the free

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I'm always late to the party,

any party, even online at my bunq.

Even though they got fast service,

heck they have the best service!

I guess I left my eyes in the trunk.


bunq is different from so many others,

they understand the world of today.

Customers and staff come together like we are brothers,

bunq.me domain was created in May.


So they just released

a stack of new features,

at an event they know how to arrange.

With a build up on Together,

live demo's and rainbows,

they treat us a colorful change.


Ali's skills are improving,

talks while he's moving,

in good English with style and allure.

Together we are building

something awesome and new,

a wonderful path to a cure.


The bank of the free

is the bunq of us all.

Nothing like a bank used be.


They redefine finance

that meant stealing and greed

is now real customer service,

for the new Premium 31373.


👾🤪

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It is never too late

when poetry is your fate. 😊

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I should be to late to join for this

Though with bunq you'll never miss,

Sinterklaas is (thanks to you) a modern man

So I have come up with this clever plan

Send my poem via bunq together

That way he doesnt need a tether

His mobile phone is the only thing he needs

So that way I know he saw my good deeds

Or if he doesn't reads his phone

He can get it via the API, or heck, a drone!

Whether it's Maestro, Mastercard or iDeal

I accept them all, it's really a steal

Or if you are really modern dude

Bunq.me is new but can't be exclude(d)


I remember it well when on a campground we first met

Heard about you from a TransIP employee I'll never forget

I'll joined the hype train like never seen before

Told all my friends and almost went from door to door

Honestly had my doubts when you launched premiums

But I saw that you added some new ingredients

I still find it a bit expensive

But if quickly add new features(as usual) it will be extensive

I am exited what next year, you will bring

Just know I am critical but very supporting


This poem was written quick and very bad

So i hope it doesnt make you very sad

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You ended as a rap what started as a poem!

What's not to love from that? You rhyme like Leonard Cohen.

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Thanks Sinterklaus!(Sinterklaas and Santa, see what I did there?... nevermind) :D

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I see what you did there! 😂

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It started all in 2015 you see,

I joined this new Bunq bank of the free.

A colourful app settled on my screen,

I wanted it for everyone to be seen.

New ways of sending money around,

with sometimes an error I found.

Got me a free maestro card due to a system fault,

that's where I took my account out of the vault.

Still hoping for a Bunq-basic choice,

It would keep their service as high as Rolls-Royce.

In the meantime enjoying every bit,

so keep on bunqing, no need to quit.

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Loved every single part of this,

as I love every Dutch cheese. 🧀

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My friends all ask with shaking heads,

Why a bank from the Netherla’ds?


The answer lies, o‘ blinded friend,

You get the freedom in your hand.


No rip, no pain, no senseless calls,

bunq‘s just for you and skips old frauds.


So trust, my friend, and follow me,

Here‘s the future: bank of the free.

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Gunnar, I love it!

King of poetry 👑

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Reading all these replies fills us all with joy!

It almost brings me back to the time I was a little boy


Enjoying December as the mystical month it can be

With falling snowflakes, family, dinner... The feeling to be totally free ⛄


It's amazing to see all of you bunqers writing together,

Scribbling on note-pads rhyming in the midst of this weather


This group feeling is what makes us work through the night

To create new features, optimise the experience... It is code we write


Our language of choice is a language of imagination through wonderful APIs

That we try to make known to the world so everyone sees it through our eyes 🕵


The new age of banking has only just begun

In fact... We are very far from being done 🌈

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I almost forgout about my horrible poem! Thank you Sinterklaasje!

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Dear Santa, when Sinterklaas* sent me a chocolate bar earlier I had to give it away, as milk chocolate with salt is not my chantè. So please bring me a white bar with crispery raspberries so my New Year's Eve is not so ordinaries.


(*bunq hq)

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Although milk chocolate was all we could sway,

If we get some white we'll send it your way 😄

Happy (almost) New Year Dave 🎉

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thank you very much, lot's of love and let's hope the ppl from tony's will soon have them for you to give away!

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Thanks for the Tony's bunq!

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Dear bunq team, thanks for the heart warming Xmas wishes and the deliciousss Tony I received yesterday! You are the best! 👍 🌈 ❤

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Nou, John ze leggen ons wel in de watten hé? Chocoladereep voor jouw, en mij en ik heb een kerstboom van ze gehad zoals je in een eerdere topic kon lezen! Wat een bank is bunq hé!

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Klopt Dave, pure verwennerij!

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Berend, John & Dave, awesome to hear that you're all enjoying the cool presents 👌 That is for being awesome users 💪

I wish all of you a smashing start of 2018 🎇

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Thank Yoram, I wish you and all your coworkers the same! 🎇 🌈👍🍫

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Thanks for the Tony’s and for choosing presents responsibly!

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Returning home after a short Christmas trip,

I opened my letterbox and felt treated like a VIP.

A colorful envelope and a chocolate bar

Bunq bank you’re the best by far