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The first bank you’ll love

In 2013, we started N26 with a vision to change the world’s relationship with money for the better. A decade and 8 million customers later, our goal is still the same — to give you the freedom to bank your way.

Our Story


N26 is founded in Berlin by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal, pioneering the way for modern, 100% digital banking.


We launch Europe’s first mobile bank accounts. It shows that managing money on the go can be beautifully simple, easy, and transparent.


We’re granted a full banking license and expand to 17 more countries. By law, each customer’s funds are protected up to €100,000 by the German Deposit Protection Scheme.


We’re thrilled to reach a milestone of 2 million customers across 24 countries. LinkedIn ranks us as the #1 startup to work for in Germany.


Forbes votes us as the Best Bank in the World. We become Germany’s highest-valued fintech with our $900+ million Series E funding round and $9+ billion valuation.


We celebrate our 8 millionth customer and launch N26 Crypto — marking our next step beyond banking and into investments.

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