Public Awareness DGS

In order to meet the objectives of the deposit guarantee scheme (consumer protection and financial stability) it is essential that depositors are sufficiently aware of the existence of the DGS and its main characteristics. Research from 2017 shows that 54% of the Dutch population is aware of the DGS, so there is room for improvement. In the coming years, DNB will work on enhancing public awareness with the DGS together with the sector.

Please find below an overview of current regulations and publications.

Consultation document Increasing Public Awareness Deposit Guarantee Scheme (February 2019)

Through document Consultatiedocument Vergroten Publieksbekendheid Depositogarantiestelsel (in Dutch only) DNB consults its strategic vision for increasing the public awareness with the DGS. Core of this strategic vision is the objective of increasing the awareness with the DGS and its main characteristics. A division of responsibilities is proposed where DNB will decide content and process, and where the sector will act as distribution partner. The proposal is to commit to this division of responsibilities in a covenant with the sector. Consultation responses were to be submitted before 9 March 2019 at consultatie-dgs@dnb.nl.