Despite two recent high profile out-of-court settlements involving major Dutch banks, some of the Netherland’s supervisors still heavily rely on informal enforcement actions and warning letters according to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

In its Mutual Evaluation Report Netherlands-2022, the FATF says that whilst the Dutch Central Bank and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets have a good understanding of risk and apply a risk based approach, the heavy reliance of some supervisors on informal measures, such as warning notices, means they do not use the full range of sanctions available to them in a consistent and proportionate way.

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