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Government and banks are going to help start-ups find a bank account faster


The Dutch government and the banking sector have established agreements with the aim of helping foreign companies to get a Dutch bank account faster. The government wants to improve the business climate, among other things by making it easier for start-ups to set up a business in the Netherlands.

The "Quick Scan Dutch Business Bank Account" provides all information and shortcuts to the participating banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank quickly. The banks promise to process applications within five working days. The Dutch Banking Association (NVB) coordinates the deployment of the banks.

The government participates via the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). Employers (VNO-NCW) and StartupDelta are also positive about the agreements. Start-ups from other countries in the European Single Payment Area (SEPA) and from the US already have it easier, thanks to agreements between the EU and the US. This is not so easy for entrepreneurs from, for example, India or Australia.