As of today, you can also link your BNP Paribas Fortis bank account to Cake. Hooray! 🥳
The customers of BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello bank! and Fintro have been waiting for a long time but as of now, they too can enjoy all the advantages of Cake!
The profitable banking app, for everyone
At Cake, we believe we can improve people’s financial well-being by giving them a bank independent tool that makes their daily banking easier. And give them a chance to make their bank account profitable again thanks to the Cake Rewards.
The average Cake user earns around €5 per month with Cake. Yesterday, every Cake user with an active bank account received € 2.04 simply for using the app. We share our revenue with our users every month because we think they deserve a share of the cake. 🍰
Week after week we also add new features to the app that give you an even better overview of your income and spending. And you can only get more out of it!
Linking BNP Paribas Fortis (BNPPF) has taken a lot of work.
For a long time, we tried to do this via a so-called API (a link, so to speak) which, from a legal point of view, had to be provided by BNPPF itself since mid-September last year. Unfortunately it still doesn’t work properly and the deadline for this is being pushed back every time.
So we searched for an alternative solution ourselves to allow the BNPPF customers to use Cake anyway.
We have been working hard lately to get this done. In short, it comes down to providing our clients with access to BNP through “reverse engineering”. This actually means that we use the same connector that BNP mobile banking’s own apps use. 😉
Is this safe and legal?
Of course, safety remains our top priority. That goes without saying. We would never have switched to this method if we weren’t sure.
This method is also covered by the regulations. Your transaction data and personal data will be processed according to the same laws and regulations as with all other banks. This other method does not affect the security and privacy of your data.
Cake users happy, us happy
Making it possible for everyone to use the Cake app is our main goal and with the linking of the last really big Belgian bank this is now a fact. So we are really super happy that we finally made it all happen!
So to all BNP Paribas Fortis customers: “welcome to Cake! 💙
We are the app that rewrites the rules. To make sure you always get your share. 🤝