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The AFM issues a warning against Adviesgroep Nederland B.V., Spencer & Flemming B.V. and Infactor B.V.

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The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) is warning consumers not to take up offers for credit mediation and credit offers (in the shape of the Lanfermeijer & Partners 'Maandrekening') from Adviesgroep Nederland B.V., Spencer & Flemming B.V. and Infactor B.V.

Adviesgroep Nederland B.V. and Spencer & Flemming B.V. make use of, among others, the (trade) name Lanfermeijer & Partners (Dienstencentrum).

The AFM is of the opinion that Adviesgroep Nederland B.V., Spencer & Flemming B.V. and Infactor B.V. have mediated or continue to mediate in credit and insurance without possessing a licence from the AFM to do so, nor have they been granted an exemption. Offering credit and insurance mediation services in the Netherlands without having a license or having been granted an exemption, constitutes a violation of Article 2:80 of the Financial Supervision Act.

The AFM is also of the opinion that Adviesgroep Nederland B.V., Spencer & Flemming B.V. and Infactor B.V. have offered or continue to offer credit without possessing a licence from the AFM to do so, nor have they been granted an exemption. Offering credit in the Netherlands without having a license or having been granted an exemption, constitutes a violation of Article 2:60 of the Act on Financial Supervision.

Adviesgroep Nederland B.V. makes use of the following contact details, among others:
Address: Prins Hendrikplein 1, 7316 AM in Apeldoorn and PO Box 10411, 7301 GK in Apeldoorn
Telephone number: 055-5822222 / 06-53448165
Fax number: 055–5213789
E-mail: info@lanfermeyer.nl

Spencer & Flemming B.V. makes use of the following contact details, among others: Address: Regentesselaan 18 – C, 7316 AE in Apeldoorn and PO Box 10411, 7301 GK in Apeldoorn
Telephone number: 055-5822288
Fax number: 055-5213789
E-mail: info@spencer-flemming.nl

Infactor B.V. makes use of the following contact details, among others:
Address: Prins Hendrikplein 1, 7316 AM in Apeldoorn and PO Box 10411, 7301 GK in Apeldoorn

The AFM also urgently advises consumers to check the warning lists in advance. www.afm.nl/waarschuwingslijsten shows two AFM warning lists. (1) AFM warning list. This list shows institutions and person who do not have a licence while they should have one according to the law. It also lists institutions that do not provide a prospectus with their securities, while they are required to do so by law. (2) Foreign warning list. This list includes institutions against which foreign supervisors have issued a warning. Investors with questions or comments can also contact the Financial Markets Information Line on: 0900-5400 540 (5 eurocents per minute) or from abroad +31 20 797 3715.

The AFM promotes fairness and transparency within financial markets. We are the independent supervisory authority for the savings, lending, investment and insurance markets. The AFM promotes the conscientious provision of financial services to consumers and supervises the honest and efficient operation of the capital markets. Our aim is to improve consumers’ and the business sector’s confidence in the financial markets, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In performing this task the AFM contributes to the prosperity and economic reputation of the Netherlands.

The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.

As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.

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