Special Financial Institutions

Institutions that meet with the definition of Special Financial Institution (SFI) are obliged to registrate at De Nederlandsche Bank. You can find the definition of SFI here: Balance of Payments Reporting Instructions 2003 RI 2003).

Examples of SFI are:

  • holding companies of (mainly) foreign companies;
  • finance companies that typically extend loans to foreign group companies and are themselves financed mainly from abroad;
  • royalty companies, film and music rights companies that receive royalties mainly from abroad;
  • Reinvoicing companies that are mainly invoiced by foreign entities and invoice other foreign entities.