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Below you can read exactly what a clearing institution does. And what you can find in this register. Finally, we will explain how you can search the register.

What does a clearing institution do?

A clearing institution performs a buffer function in stock exchange trading between a securities trader and a central counterparty. The clearing institution acts as a guarantor for the trader, even if it cannot fulfil its obligations. Banks may also carry out clearing activities. Read more about the supervision of clearing institutions :

What can you find in the register?

Clearing institutions wishing to operate in the Netherlands must have a licence from DNB.  The register lists all authorised clearing institutions.

How do you search the register?

In the first box, select a financial service. In the second box, type the name of an institution or part of the name, and click ‘Search’. You can also leave this box empty to get a complete list. Clicking on a search result will take you to a detail page with more information about the institution.