In the next seven years retail space in urban areas will decrease with 2 million square meters. Consultancy firm Booz & Company reported this at the request of the Dutch financial newspaper, Het Financieel Dagblad.
68 million euro of unused phone credit expires every month. That is on average 8 euros per person per month. The Dutch consumers union, de Consumentenbond, announced this on Tuesday. The union sent a petition to the government to change the expiry date of credit to a least a year after it was bought.
Department store Marks & Spencer will open its doors on the Kalverstraat 226 in Amsterdam on Wednesday. A Dutch representative of the British company said that they expect a big spectacle with long queues when they open at exactly 11.30am.
Most Dutch experienced a reduction in their salary last year. Wages decreased most in the agricultural sector (-6,6 percent) and in hospitality (-3,5 percent). Employment website Monsterboard concluded this after questioning 14 thousand people for the Wage Index, de Loonwijzer.
House prices still decrease, but not as fast as in 2012. The bottom of the market is in sight. NVM, the biggest broker organization in the Netherlands, announced on Thursday that the average price of a house is now 206 thousand euro, 5,5 percent lower than a year ago.
“Health insurance needs to become cheaper after the providers made a profit of 1,4 billion euro last year”. A representative of patient association NPCF said that on Thursday.
The measures that ING has taken against new cyber attacks seem to bear fruit, according to a spokesperson of the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) in response to new problems, which the bank was able to remedy within 20 minutes. “Last week the internet banking system was down for hours and now it was over in a couple of minutes.”
ING has no idea why the last week it has been the victim of a DDoS attack several times. A spokesperson of ING said on Radio 1 this morning, “The company is not threatened or extorted.”
Albert Heijn is going to replace the “Euro Shop” products with those from the “AH Basic” label. The first five products will be replaced in the next five weeks and it is expected that a total of 500 Euro Shop products will be all replaced within this year.
The change of the packaging is due to an inconsistency between price and quality.
Albert Heijn (AH) will remove its budget line Euro Shopper from the supermarkets in the course of this year. Instead the chain will introduce AH Basic, as a more price-quality consistent brand.
A major technical failure affected several Dutch banks on Friday. Last Wednesday ING Bank customers also had to deal with an interruption when their bank accounts showed incorrect balances.
Customers are unable to pay for their groceries, have thousands of euros more or less in their bank accounts than yesterday and can not to log into Internet banking because of extreme technical failures at the ING bank on Wednesday.
Train stations should no longer be the responsibility of the Dutch Railways, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) said D66 Member of Parliament Stientje van Veldhoven on Monday. To make the division of roles in rail infrastructure more equal the ownership of stations should go to ProRail, the railway administrator.
Vodafone introduces a subscription with no extra charges for calling, texting and surfing the Internet abroad. This is the first Dutch provider to offer this service.
In little more than a week, De Correspondent has reached its target number of 15,000 members. “A milestone in the field of crowdfunding,” writes De Correspondent on its website.
The journalism project of the former nrc.next editor Rob Wijnberg needed 15,000 paying members to be able to start the project. The necessary start-up capital of 900,000 euro was exceeded to more than a million.