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Ban on operating as a payment service provider without authorisation

If your enterprise does not hold an authorisation issued by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), it is not allowed to operate as a payment service provider according to Section 2:3a of the Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht – Wft), unless it falls under the scope of the Exemption Regulation.

Published: 08 August 2016

We pursue a policy of active enforcement and perform checks on a regular basis. If you provide payment services without authorisation or exemption while you have not been excepted from the authorisation requirement, we can take a range of enforcement measures, including imposing a cease and desist order and an administrative fine.

Economic offence 

Non-compliance with the Wft constitutes a criminal offence under the Economic Offences Act, which we may report to the public prosecutor's office. 

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