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AFM introduces Digital Portal

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The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) today introduced its new Digital Portal. This is the repository for all forms and other downloads on the website of the AFM (www.afm.nl). Financial enterprises can access this portal to exchange information with the AFM.

Applying for licences or submitting notifications can all be done via the Digital Portal, which is the place on the AFM website where businesses can apply for a licence or submit a notification or report.

The AFM strives for effective and efficient operations, and wants to limit the administrative load on license holders as much as possible. An important aspect of this service is highly automated via the Digital Portal. This provides financial enterprises the opportunity to arrange all types of matters quickly and easily, and at the time that is best for the enterprises. Moreover, it enables the AFM to expedite these more swiftly.

This automation is now a fact for financial service providers. Applications via the new digital forms and their processing proceed completely automatically. This allows applications to be processed faster and more efficiently. More services will be automated in the future.

All the forms for financial service providers, auditing firms, investment firms and collective investment schemes are currently available via the Digital Portal. The other forms are currently found elsewhere on the website, but will be added soon.

View the Digital Portal via: www.digitaal.loket.afm.nl/en

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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