Founder Team of Berlin FinTech Startup Number26

Photo-Location: The Television Tower

You can see the television tower at Alexanderplatz from almost any place in the inner city. One of the most popular symbols for Berlin and the tallest structure in Germany with 368m, it provides marvelous 360º views from the observation deck while turning around on its own axis. 

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Number26 – the Berlin Startup for modern Bank Account

Founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal, Number26 revolutionizes banking from the ground up. They make it faster, intuitive, and smarter. With over 25,000 accounts opened within the first few months after launching in 2015, Number26 is geared towards digital natives and their home turf – the smartphone. A bank account can be opened in 8 Minutes without any paper forms or the hassle of a personal appointment. Money is easily sent to friends by e-mail or text message. Most importantly, users receive full transparency over their account, as push notifications confirm each transaction they are making in real-time. And to turn banking into a fun activity – the app automatically categorizes all spendings so users always have an easy overview over all their finances – helping to manage their money effectively. Finally, the Number26 bank account is more secure than regular online banking as it replaces the tan procedure with a three-step security process for transactions.

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About Number26:

Berlin-based Fintech Startup Number26  is Europe’s most modern and fastest account opening. In less than eight minutes an account can be opened online or via smartphone. Founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal the company  has created Europe’s first bank account tailored to the needs of the smartphone user and brings an end to old interfaces, tedious account opening procedures and intransparent fees. The company offers its bank account in combination with a MasterCard® and the most modern mobile app and online banking interface. Smart statistics allow the customer to stay in control of, organise and optimise his/her personal finances. Furthermore, the mobile app and the online banking interface include security features that old banks cannot offer due to their outdated IT systems.

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