Quicker access to payments accounts for Ukrainian refugees
Ukrainian refugees can now upon arrival in the Netherland open a bank account more swiftly. Dutch providers of payments accounts are now ready for the arrival of larger numbers of Ukrainian refugees. With this payment account refugees can for example receive allowances for living expenses or salary and make payments. Every payment account has an IBAN number, a payment card and the option for online banking through an application. Also international payments are facilitated.
Dutch banks implement European sanctions
Dutch banks are implementing the sanctions announced by the European Union in response to the situation in Ukraine. The sanctions involve measures against members of the Russian Duma and other Russians involved in the threat against Ukraine.
"Sooner or later, you’ll have to face the fact that climate and environmental risks are part of your job, too."
Sea levels are rising and biodiversity is declining, and that also presents risks for customers and banks. Everyone who works at a bank has to know about these climate and environmental risks and why they are a risk, says Joris van Erp (De Volksbank). Together with other banking experts in the Dutch Banking Association (NVB) Van Erp has developed a learning on climate and environmental risks, for all banking colleagues.
‘It’s about continuing to evolve as a banking sector.’
Anyone who thinks that BNP Paribas is just a southern European bank, and new to the Dutch market, is mistaken. This bank – with its Dutch roots – has been operating in the Netherlands for two centuries. ‘We’re possibly the best-kept secret of the Dutch financial sector and I would like to change that,’ says Geert Lippens, Flemish by origin and from 2019 CEO of BNP Paribas Nederland.