Filing an objection

If you are an interested party and you do not agree with the decision of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), you may, subject to certain conditions, file an objection against this decision. Such a decision has to be a decision within the meaning of Article 1:3 of the General Administrative Law Act (Awb). The General Administrative Law Act also provides a number of conditions that have to be satisfied before an objection can be filed against the decision. In short, the decision has to be 'open to appeal'. If the heading "BEZWAAR" or "APPEAL" has been included in the decision, you may, in principle, file an objection within 6 weeks after announcement of the decision. How you may do so, and what conditions your objection has to satisfy, is set out below.

Your notice of objection must include at least the following:

  • a signature;
  • your name and address;
  • the date;
  • a description of the decision you object to; and
  • the grounds of the objection (the reasons why you disagree with the decision).

DNB also offers you the possibility of sending your notice of objection by electronic means. This can only be done by means of a form, which you can find below.

By form
You may, by means of the form, and subject to certain conditions, submit a notice of objection to DNB electronically. The notice of objection has to be enclosed with the form as an attachment in PDF format. The PDF document must contain a scanned, genuine signature. This means that the notice of objection has to be signed by hand before it is scanned and saved in PDF format.

By regular mail
You may also send the notice of objection to DNB by ordinary mail. The notice of objection needs to be addressed to:De Nederlandsche Bank N.V., t.a.v. de Divisie Juridische zaken, afdeling Toezicht & Wetgeving, Postbus 98, 1000 AB in Amsterdam.