Banks want politicians to stop with the ever increasing rules and requirements for the sector. They fear that all these requirements will force them to implement extra fees on loans and mortgages.
Dutch pension fund ABP invested nearly one billion euros in companies that produce parts for nuclear weapons over the past three and a half years. This makes the pension funds for civil servants one of the biggest Dutch investors in nuclear weapons.
Contactless payments via a smartphone will soon replace debit cards and cash.
Dutch banks invested a massive 27 billion dollars in fossil fuel companies over the past five years. This accounts for 77 percent of the total investments in energy.
Dutch bank ING has benefited from the recovery of the Dutch economy, showing a 14 percent increase in its profits over the past year. On Wednesday ING reported pofits of 1.06 billion euros for the third quarter, this being up from 928 million euros last year. Profits were aided by the 25.8 percent interest still held in former insurance subsidiary NN.
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance wrote the Dutch law giving banks a tax deduction on coco's, a type of bond, largely based on advice from ING. This tax deduction has given the entire Dutch banking sector an advantage of 350 million euros per year.
Dutch bank ING is accused of enabling 123 million euros of money laundering, channelling the flow of funds into companies in tax havens such as the Virgin Islands, reported Volkskrant.nl. Statements made by financier Sam van Doorn, 71, says that ING was repeatedly warned about the shady business practices going on there.
Dutch hotels saw an increase in sales of 5 percent compared to the same period of last year. Foreign tourists in particular spent more money on overnight stays in hotels, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. These figures exclude overnight stays in room rented out by individual through sites like Airbnb, which is still seen as a growing threat to "old-fashioned" hotels.
Rabobank has found two successors for its departing chief financial officer Bert Bruggink, both currently working for competitor ING.
Construction is the fastest growing sector in the Netherlands this year, with an expected growth of 5 percent over 2015.
Banks charge a too high interest rate for tens of thousands of homeowners who have a savings mortgage, because they do not take the savings that homeowners build up for repaying the mortgage into account.
Entree fees at amusements parks have increased significantly over the past five years. The average price of a ticket is now 35 euros, compared to 30 euros in 2010 - an increase of 17 percent.
Sun Capital is investing 47 million euros into V&D, thereby buying out the consortium of banks. The investment company is also extending the financing from 2 to 4 years to give V&D more time and space to recover.
A number of Dutch banks are not fully complying with the commitments they made to improve the sustainability of their investments. Some banks are still investing in nuclear weapons and arms programs.
One in three college and university students borrow money from DUO - the Office of Education. 33 percent of these students borrow this money to build up a savings account for when they are done with their studies or some to purchase their own home.
Dutch banks are ready for the expected financial turmoil in Greece this week. The country announced that banks would be closed on Monday to introduce capital controls, news agency Reuters reports.
A reportedly dire situation at the Dutch branch of KPMG is prompting the firm to seek assistance in reorganization from its international office, writes De Telegraaf. The company is facing a decreasing market share and profit margins and a departure of some of its key partners.
Over 60,000 square meters of the ING Harlemmerweg office space in Amsterdam is going under conversion into 900 apartment units. This is a result of the purchase agreement between real estate investment company Bouwinvest and the developer Pinnacle, which is going to transform the bank's office space.
The OECD improved its forecast for the growth of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is now expected to grow by two percent in 2015, and 2.2 percent the following year. Previously, the organization estimated the growth of 1.4 and 1.6 percent respectively.
ING Bank will announce hundreds of layoffs at the Dutch headquarters in Amsterdam on Tuesday. These layoffs form part of the reorganization program which was announced in November last year. A total of more than 2,700 jobs will disappear - 1,700 permanent jobs and 1,075 flexible jobs.
ING's economic office believe that a United Kingdom departure from the European Union, the so-called Brexit, would have damaging consequences for the Dutch economy.
Major banks in the Netherlands are raising their mortgage rates for the first time after several years of contraction.
Tonight is the last night to experience the artwork "Water Light" by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This digital art work floods nearly 8 hectare of the city center with virtual water.
Cuban-American brothers Alfredo and Gustavo Villodo filed a lawsuit in the United States worth between 1.7 and five billion dollars against ING for not complying with the economic sanctions against Cuba, reports NOS.