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Under the Dutch Bank Act (Bankwet) we must perform a statistics function, i.e. collect statistical information and compile statistics. This task is based on the following regulations and legislation:

  • ECB regulations
  • Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht – Wft)
  • Dutch External Financial Relations Act (Wet financiële betrekkingen buitenland – Wfbb)

Pensions Act Information and Management Plan

Under the Pensions Act, DNB in its capacity as the supervisory authority also has a duty to provide the Minister responsible for pensions with any data and information necessary for implementing policy pertaining to pensions and for assessing the adequacy of pension legislation. DNB manages a data bank for this purpose, and draws up a Pensions Act Information and Management Plan.

Developping and improving statistics

The legal framework is revised on an ongoing basis, which allows us to improve the quality of our statistics and create new ones to identify current trends and provide policymakers with relevant figures. For instance, we develop statistics at European level on the operations of investment funds, securitisation vehicles and money market funds. We are also taking steps to generate more in-depth insights, for instance in the Securities Holdings Statistics (SHS), the European database on investors’ equity and bond holdings. These statistics are based on detailed data collected by all euro area central banks.