The Netherlands is an important financial hub in Europe that attracts numerous foreign investors. In order to open a financial company in the Netherlands entrepreneurs need to observe the regulations for licensing and control for these types of legal entities.
Amsterdam is home to a large number of international banking chains and insurance companies. One of the experts at our Dutch law firm can give you complete information on the laws that govern this sector.
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Requirements for financial companies in the Netherlands
The financial and business sector is very well developed and represented and includes, apart from banks and insurance companies, accountancy firms, asset and fund management companies, brokerage companies and various types of investment funds.
Financial companies in the Netherlands are required to operate only based on a license. This is issued by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). When the company receives its license, it is entered into the register of licensed financial institutions in the Netherlands.
These financial licenses apply to the various financial sectors, for investment companies, credit institutions, investment institutions, insurance companies and all other financial service providers. The supervisory body in the Netherlands for the financial sector are the AFM and the DNB, with the Minister of Finance having the final responsibility.
One of our Dutch lawyers can give you detailed information on the monitoring of financial companies and their tax, accounting and reporting requirements.
Opening a company in the Netherlands
The company set-up process in this country is simple and investors who want to open a company in Netherlands in the financial sector need to follow a few steps.
Choosing the suitable type of company is an initial requirements, together with selecting an available business name and opening a bank account to deposit the minimum share capital.
One of the experts at our Dutch law firm can help you submit the documentation for registration with the Dutch Register.
We can also help you register a trademark in the Netherlands, an important step for helping your business distinguish itself on the market.
Contact us for more information on the requirements to invest in the financial sector and on opening a company in the Netherlands.