Consumers who wish to establish whether they have properly arranged their financial affairs can check this at www.financielechecklist.nl. This website contains financial tips on various subjects, including mortgages, savings, insurance, investment and loans. Consumers can use these to bring their financial affairs in order. The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (Nibud) launch this site today. This means that both agencies join forces to provide consumers with optimum assistance during their financial decisions.
Should I worry about my mortgage? What to look out for with respect to insurance? How bad is it that I sometimes have trouble making ends meet? As of today, consumers with these kinds of questions can visit www.financielechecklist.nl. Visitors will be provided with an action list with practical information, based on questions about their personal situation, with which they can bring their financial affairs in order. The AFM and Nibud have observed that since the financial crisis erupted a growing number of consumers have doubts as to whether they have properly arranged their financial affairs. The new website allows everyone to check this and take action.
Cooperation AFM & Nibud
This site is the result of the recently commenced cooperation between the AFM and the Nibud. Both organisations are involved with consumers and finance, albeit from different perspectives. The Nibud has considerable expertise in the field of consumer finance, the AFM has considerable knowledge of financial products. By combining knowledge and experience, the AFM and the Nibud expect that they can do even more for consumers.
Note: www.financielechecklist is in Dutch.
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.