Check markAn icon of check mark insiside a sublime circleSimple check markAn icon of check markApp iconAn icon of of a smartphone, representing a phone applicationRight arrowAn icon of right pointing arrowDown arrowAn icon of downwards pointing arrowQuestion markAn icon of question mark inside a circleChevron DownDown pointing arrowChevron RightRight pointing arrowFlip iconIcons represeting a flipping or switching action

Press

"NUMBER26 could be the best banking experience in Europe" —TechCrunch

"Number26 says it wants to bring more intelligence into bank accounts." —Informilo

  • Contact | Helena Treeck

Press releases

15.03.17

N26 becomes leading mobile Bank in Europe

Berlin-based mobile bank N26 today announced that its user base grew to more than 300.000 over the last year, tripling in size since the last milestone announcement of 100.000 users in January 2016. Within just two years of its 2015 product launch, N26 has evolved from an emerging FinTech to become a fully-licensed bank operating in 17 markets in the EU. It is available to more than 99% of the Eurozone population and has users of 206 different national. N26 aims to offer the best mobile banking experience to all Europeans within the next few years.

PDF

06.02.17

N26 leverages banking license to offer real-time consumer credits

PDF

06.12.16

N26 goes Europe

PDF

25.10.16

N26 Launches Premium Account

PDF

27.09.16

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

PDF

13.09.16

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

PDF

26.07.16

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

PDF

21.07.16

Number26 receives banking license

PDF

29.06.16

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

PDF

21.06.16

NUMBER26 Raises US $40 Million in Series B Funding

PDF

05.06.16

NUMBER26 Statement Cancellations Start Fair Use Policy

PDF

25.02.16

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

PDF

26.01.16

NUMBER26 announces 100.000 user milestone just one year after launch

PDF

03.12.15

NUMBER26 launches in six new European markets

PDF

17.12.15

NUMBER26 launch of Maestro Card improves the smartphone account

PDF

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

PDF

22.10.15

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

PDF

16.04.15

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

PDF

26.01.15

Europe’s most modern bank account launches

PDF

19.06.14

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

PDF

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

200

Employees

300.000

Customers

USD 55 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 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. After graduating he joined the Internet Incubator Rocket Internet as Entrepreneur in Residence and was 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 a German bank at HYPO-BANK AG and built up Activest and Pioneer Investments as managing director to one of the top five asset management companies in Germany. Afterwards he started as CEO of stock exchange listed DAB Bank AG, but he turned to N26 Bank as CEO as he realized that mobile banking is a superior solution to financial services.

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 buliding up the spin-off HSH Financial Markets Advisory S.A. as CFO / CEO.

Meet us here

Fifteen Seconds

Graz

MoneyConf

Madrid

Bits and Pretzels

Munich

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."