Fintech, or financial technology
, encompasses the solutions for digital and mobile financial services. The Netherlands encourages financial innovation and the fintech sector is well developed and represented.
Our team of Dutch lawyers
presents some of the types of fintech activities in the Netherlands
and the basic steps for starting a business in this field.
Different types of fintech activities
| Type of Activity || Description |
| Wealth management and planning || From personal finance advisors to wealth management provides, this niche focuses on offering services tailored to the client’s needs for investing or managing his money and assets. |
| Alternative finance || With an emphasis on crowdfunding, companies in this field provide the platforms for marketplace lending, peer to peer lending and crowdfunding. |
| A type of activity that has been longstanding in the field, these types of Dutch companies offer online payment solutions through specialized platforms. |
| Accounting || Fintech also expands to the accounting sector, offering solutions for accounting management, specialized accounting software which can also be automated and other cloud-based solutions. |
These are just some examples of activities in the financial technology industry
. Investors can find multiple opportunities in sub-categories and blockchain specialists can use this technology to deliver different types of services, not just those related to cryptocurrency
Our team of lawyers in the Netherlands can help you with detailed information on the steps needed to open a company.
Investments in the financial sector in the Netherlands
The Netherlands encourages innovative investments through its special innovation box regime. Dutch companies
can apply if they meet the qualification criteria and benefit from an 80% tax advantage on profit derived from those particular innovative activities.
A fintech sandbox is also in place for Dutch companies. This regime allows for the testing of innovative financial products.
Contact our Dutch law firm
for more information about the opportunities available to fintech companies and how to start a business in the country.