On 14 March 2024, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its interpretation of a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) of 2022 regarding the licensing requirement for the intermediation of group insurances. In this interpretation, the AFM indicates

On 7 March 2024, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its third update on the European Digital Operational Resilience Act (Regulation (EU) 2022/2554, DORA). This update focuses on the requirements concerning the ICT risk management framework. The update is available via this link.

On 15 February 2024, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) has confirmed that market participants will be able to submit an application for a CASP licence or notification to the AFM as of 22 April 2024. If approved, the licences or notifications will take effect from

The Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche BankDNB) has announced that it will send a questionnaire to banks and insurers to further evaluate the Financial Institutions Remuneration Policy Act (Wet beloningsbeleid financiële ondernemingen, Wbfo).

The questionnaire is a component of a broader assessment examining the influence of the Wbfo on

On 22 January 2024, a draft Decree implementing the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2023/1114, MiCAR) and the Transfer of Funds Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2023/1113, TFR) was published for consultation (the Implementation Decree). Market parties are invited to respond to the draft Implementation Decree by 19 February 2024.

Regarding MiCAR, the

On 15 January 2024, the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its supervisory agenda for 2024 (the AFM Agenda 2024). The AFM Agenda 2024 outlines the financial sector’s trends and risks while detailing the AFM’s priorities and other important events for this year. The AFM Agenda

On 1 December 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its second publication on the Digital Operational Resilience Act (Regulation (EU) 2022/2554, the DORA). The publication focuses on the management of information, communication and technology (ICT) risks for third-party providers and aims

On 7 November 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its ‘Trend Monitor 2024’ report highlighting key trends that will shape the financial landscape in the coming year. The AFM notes that 2024’s financial landscape will be shaped by geopolitical developments, including the

On 2 November 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published a position paper on improving the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088, the SFDR). The AFM proposes these improvements in the light of the European Commission’s current consultation on a review of the

On 31 October 2023, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published a news update on the readiness of market parties under its supervision for the applicability of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (Regulation (EU) 2022/2554, DORA).

DORA entered into force on 17 January 2023 and will be applicable as