DNB increases the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) from 0% to 1%. The requirement will apply to all banks – both Dutch and foreign – that have loans outstanding in the Netherlands. For the Dutch banking sector as a whole, the requirement involves a capital charge of approximately EUR 3.3 bill.Read more
Any party wanting to pursue the business of a bank in the Netherlands that is not exempted by law must hold the appropriate licence from the European Central Bank (ECB).
Submission of an application
You can submit your application through the IMAS1 Portal of the ECB. You will need to register on the ECB website to use this Portal.
Be sure to complete the application form fully and truthfully and make sure to enclose all the required documents.
Working language is English
The ECB issues the final decision on your application. Communications on your application will be largely through DNB. The application form is available in English only. Correspondence is also in English.
 Information MAnagement System for the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
Information licence application for a bank
License or no license