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25.10.16

N26 Launches Premium Account

N26 further expands its product portfolio during the next weeks with its elite N26 Black upgrade, in response to growing customer demand. It is a one year-subscription that comes with a newly-designed Mastercard and a comprehensive insurance package from Allianz Global Assistance Europe especially designed for the needs of young professionals. The insurance includes travel, health, mobile phone or cash theft, as well as extended warranty for electronic devices. It covers all purchases made with the N26 account including bank transfers and of course all card purchases. The launch of the new account is an example of how N26's recent banking license will speed up continued innovation. N26 Black will be available for a subscription cost of 5,90 Euro per month in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and Ireland.

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27.09.16

With N26 requesting money from friends is now as simple as it gets

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13.09.16

“Send 5 Euros to Max.” - Send Money with N26 and Siri

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26.07.16

Bank license in hand, N26 extends its financial platform and starts its first investment product

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21.07.16

Number26 receives banking license

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29.06.16

Mobile banking fraud prevention through artificial intelligence: NUMBER26 receives about 700.000 € subsidy from Investitionsbank Berlin

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21.06.16

NUMBER26 Raises US $40 Million in Series B Funding

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05.06.16

NUMBER26 Statement Cancellations Start Fair Use Policy

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25.02.16

NUMBER26 and TransferWise Partner to Offer Fair and Easy International Money Transfers

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26.01.16

NUMBER26 announces 100.000 user milestone just one year after launch

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03.12.15

NUMBER26 launches in six new European markets

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17.12.15

NUMBER26 launch of Maestro Card improves the smartphone account

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19.11.15

NUMBER26 challenges traditional banks by further completing their banking experience The one–click overdraft is the first step in building its Fintech Hub

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22.10.15

Retail Instead of Bank Branch: Withdraw and deposit cash directly at thousands of checkouts using only your smartphone — no card necessary

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16.04.15

NUMBER26 10 million € Series A – Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures invests

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26.01.15

Europe’s most modern bank account launches

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19.06.14

"Banking but Better” – Earlybird, Redalpine and Axel Springer Plug and Play fund 2 million Euro seed round in NUMBER26

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N26 in numbers

Where does our name come from? Our name is related to the rubik’s cube – although it is incredibly complex, you can solve it in only a few step, if you have the right strategy. This is our inspiration for solving the complex banking system. But why 26? Well, the rubik's cube consists of 26 individual dice.

2013

Founded

160

Employees

200.000

Customers

USD 53 Mio

Invested

Our Management Board

Valentin Stalf

Founder and CEO

Born in Vienna, Valentin studied Accounting & Finance (M.A. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, Sophia University in Tokyo and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. During his studies he worked in a number of fields including Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisition. Before he founded N26 together with Maximilian Tayenthal, he was with the Internet Incubator Rocket Internet as Entrepreneur in Residence and involved in building different companies.

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder and CFO

Maximilian, born in Vienna, studied Business Administration, International Management and Law in Vienna, Rotterdam and Paris. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Before founding N26, he worked as a strategy consultant with Booz & Company, as assistant to the CFO in an Austria's largest insurance company, and gained experiences in Corporate/M&A in a law firm.

Markus Gunter

CEO N26 Bank

Markus Gunter studied Business Administration after finishing a banking apprenticeship. He pioneered the first internet platform of the German bank HYPO-BANK AG. As managing director of Activest and Pioneer Investments, he built the company up to be one of the top five asset management companies in Germany. While working as CEO of stock exchange listed DAB Bank AG, Markus realized that mobile banking is a superior solution to financial services, he then joined N26 Bank as its CEO.

Matthias Oetken

CFO/CRO N26 Bank

Matthias Oetken was trained as a banker at Commerzbank before studying Business in Göttingen. Afterwards he worked as a risk and portfolio management expert for several banks such as Nord/LB, LB Kiel and HSH Nordbank AG with stations in Germany, Luxembourg and UK. Before joining N26 Bank, he was responsible for building up the spin-off HSH Financial Markets Advisory S.A. as CFO / CEO.

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Media coverage

This Peter Thiel-backed startup just took a major step toward replacing your bank

The year-and-a-half-old startup, based in Berlin, was awarded a full German banking license.

Number26, a start-up bank backed by Peter Thiel, Li Ka-shing, raises $40 million

Number26 ... appears to be quite ahead of the competition

Number26, German Banking Start-Up, Expands Across Europe

Number26 has targeted younger customers who have grown up surfing the web.

100 Hottest European Startups 2015

NUMBER26 is a bank built for smartphones.

German start-up launches pan-European bank for mobile users

Number26 is looking to succeed ... by relying on mobile phones to build a true pan-European bank

This Finance Startup Seeks Cash to Nab Deutsche Bank Customers

The German financial technology startup expands to six additional European markets to win customers from established rivals ...

Fintech Start-Ups Now Targeting Banks’ Core

One of the few advantages of using a bank branch was to be able to deposit cash. Not any more.

Tschüs, Bank. Hallo App!

"Dazu will Stalf mit seiner App mehr bieten als klassische Banken."

Peter Thiel makes second European investment

Thiel’s Valar Ventures announced today it has led a $10.6 million investment round for Berlin’s Number26.

Number26 Turns Retail Shops Into Bank Branches

"Number26 has been working hard ... to bring a new banking experience to Europe."