bunq adds Ukrainian and Russian, provides free accounts to refugess

June 8, 2022

bunq adds Ukrainian and Russian, provides free accounts to refugess

This Tuesday, Dutch neobank bunq announced that the app update that has just hit Apple Store and Play Store features an addition of two new languages - Ukrainian and Russian. On top of that, up-and-coming challenger bank announced that every person who had to leave their home or country due to the ongoing war in Ukraine can now open a bank account at bunq absolutely for free.

The initiative is supported by the "People for People" foundation that aims to support both Ukrainians and Russians who are fleeing the devastating consequences of the military conflict happening in Europe, in relocating to The Netherlands for work. Ukrainians also get 3 months of Easy Bank subscription at no cost to assist them in purchasing goods and paying for services while away from home in an easy manner.

bunq is a Dutch mobile-first challenger bank founded in 2012. In 2021, bunq became Netherlands' latest fintech unicorn after raising €193M at almost €2B valuation in what the bank describes as the biggest series A round in Europe. With its recent purchase of payment splitting app Tricount, bunq now boasts a user base of more than 5 million people.

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