A word with Alex Weber @N26

“Generally, across our customer base, we’re finding that people are trialling our free basic account and once they’ve found it easy to use, are upgrading and making it their primary account” – Alex Weber, Head of International Markets at N26. The Gist: the Berlin-based fintech startup says 10% of its Irish customers are opting for a premium account, which costs €5.90 a month. For the subscription fee, N26 Black customers get a Mastercard and an insurance package from Allianz Global Assistance Europe that includes travel, health, mobile phone or cash theft, as well as fee-free day-to-day banking services.