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Introduction to trust offices and Act on the Supervision of Trust Offices (Wtt)

Factsheet

Under the Act on the Supervision of Trust Offices it is forbidden to provide trust services without a licence. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) may grant a licence if requested and is responsible for the supervision of trust offices.

Published: 09 October 2012

Without a licence it is forbidden under the Wtt:

  • to operate as a trust office in the Netherlands
  • for any entity with its seat outside the Netherlands to operate as a trust office by providing services to the Netherlands without a licence from DNB
  • to perform activities relating to the provision of trust services by a trust office that has its seat in a non-designated State and that does not have a licence from DNB

Under the Wtt DNB is responsible for supervising and licensing trust offices. In order to determine whether proposed activities require a licence, it first has to be decided whether the activities constitute trust services. The activities are not allowed to be performed until a licence has been granted.

Information on applying for a licence as a trust office

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