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Mobile First meets Safety First

posted by N26 • Product • January 21, 2016

We realize that security may not be one of the first things to come to mind when you think about a mobile-first bank account. But maybe it should be. Because security is, in fact, the foundation upon which your Number26 account and mobile experience is based. The following are just some of the ways that we keep your money safe.


Government-backed and protected

Money deposited with NUMBER26 is held by Wirecard Bank and protected by the European deposit guarantee, which covers deposits up to €100.000. The European deposit guarantee was first adopted by German chancellor Angela Merkel and finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble in 2008. It was later expanded and adopted throughout the entire European Union.


Security via Smartphone Features

NUMBER26 is developing and taking advantage of innovative smartphone technology features to enhance your account security. Markus Müller, our head of product, explains more in the following video.



New Android Security Enhancements

Our Android users will soon notice a couple of cool new features:

  1. Now you can make the pattern of your log-in PIN “invisible”, thus enhancing privacy and helping to protect your code from wandering eyes
  2. Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p users can now log in with a fingerprint

We are looking forward to your thoughts on our new features in the comments – if you have any further questions visit our in-depth security page.