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N26 now fully available nationwide to US consumers

N26 moves to full public launch after successfully completing its beta program; banking app now available in Apple App Store and Google Play.

N26 rises to one of Europe’s most valuable Fintechs

N26 GmbH announces Series D Funding extension to $470m.

N26 launches mobile banking in the US today

N26Inc. is launching its banking app in the US. N26 Inc. is the US subsidiary of N26 GmbH (“N26”), one of Europe’s fastest growing mobile banks.

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N26 is changing the way Americans bank

N26 Inc. wants to transform retail banking for the millions of Americans who are frustrated with traditional banks. We do this by eliminating physical branches, paperwork and hidden fees, while offering an unparalleled user experience. Our customers have complete control over their finances, all through a few simple taps of their smartphones. With a rigorous focus on technology and design, N26 offers consumers a banking experience that’s transparent, effortless and beautifully made.

N26 Bank GmbH (an N26 affiliate) is now the fastest growing bank in Europe, operating with a full bank license since 2016. The N26 app’s clean design and simple money management tools have garnered 65,000 five-star reviews worldwide and have been featured in publications like TechCrunch, WIRED, and Forbes.

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The Founders

N26 GmbH (N26) was founded in 2013 by longtime friends Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal who envisioned the future of banking to be fast and digital for people anywhere in the world. By offering a real-time, mobile-first product that makes banking effortless and enjoyable, N26 has reached more than 3.5 million customers across 25 markets in Europe. Max and Valentin’s overall ambition is to introduce the N26 experience to 100 million customers worldwide - starting with the US as its first international market outside Europe.

The firm has raised more than $670 million from the world’s most established investors, including Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, and Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures. With a $3.5 billion valuation, N26 GmbH is considered one of the most valuable technology firms in the world today.

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Media Coverage

  • DealMakers Podcast — Valentin Stalf: After 298 Investor Rejections, He Built A $3.5 Billion Business That Is Disrupting Banks

  • Yahoo! Finance — Popular German startup N26 aims to disrupt US banking

  • Cheddar — German Fintech Startup N26 launches Challenger Bank In U.S.

  • Forbes — N26 Launched First European Mobile Banking App To Enter U.S. Market

  • New York Times — German Digital Banking Startup N26 Makes U.S. Foray

  • Techcrunch — N26 launches its challenger bank in the US

  • Quartz — As Deutsche Bank retreats from the US, a German fintech is launching there

  • Yahoo! Finance — Mobile banking startup backed by Peter Thiel launches in the U.S.

  • Sky News — N26, One of Europe’s Fastest Growing Mobile Banking Firms, Is Launching in the U.S. Today