In February Bitcoin Magazine reported that German Fidor Bank had established a partnership with bitcoin exchange bitcoin.de, enabling Fidor Bank customers to buy and sell bitcoin instantly on the exchange with an agile “Bitcoin Express” option. The move was considered as a remarkably bold initiative by a mainstream bank.
Fidor Bank is no stranger to bold, innovative initiatives. The bank, which was granted a full European banking license in 2009, is known as a modern Internet Bank and an early adopter of new trends in fintech with innovative services for connected consumers. Fast Company named Fidor Bank one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in personal finance, and described it as a social bank that leverages cutting-edge technology to respond to customer wishes.
A key feature of Fidor Bank is its community site, where users and representatives of the bank discuss the financial services provided by the bank in an open forum. The bank is popular among Bitcoin users and considered as the most Bitcoin-friendly mainstream bank.