The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released two documents, indicating jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes.Read more
Prohibition on operating as a bank without a licence
If you do not hold a licence from the European Central Bank (ECB), you are not permitted to pursue the business of a bank in the Netherlands pursuant to Section 2:11 of the Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht - Wft).
We pursue a policy of active enforcement and perform checks at regular intervals. If you pursue the business of a bank without a licence or statutory exception, DNB can take several enforcement measures, including issuing cease and desist orders and imposing administrative fines.
Non-compliance with the Financial Supervision Act constitutes a criminal offence under the Economic Offences Act, which we can report to the public prosecutor's office.
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New procedure types, i.e. passporting notifications and qualifying holding procedures in the IMAS portal
The European Central Bank (ECB) has successfully introduced interaction on Fit and Proper testing with significant institutions and their advisors via a dedicated infrastructure called IMAS Portal.Read more
DNB has revised the format of the annual Article 23 LCR DR qualitative data request. The new template will be used in the upcoming data request which will be launched in September.Read more