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Covid-19 & Banks: Emergency Response and Sound Management

Covid-19 & Banks: Emergency Response and Sound Management
31/03/2020

The health crisis caused by Covid-19 and the economic and social consequences it has for banks oblige these financial institutions to inform their regulator of the specific measures, both internal and external, that they implement to address the situation.

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COVID-19: Belgian banking support plan for consumers and enterprises

COVID-19: Belgian banking support plan for consumers and enterprises
27/03/2020

Pursuant to an agreement between the Belgian Federal State, the National Bank of Belgium and the financial sector (represented by Febelfin), Belgian financial institutions have undertaken to grant payment deferrals to those experiencing coronavirus-related repayment problems.

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Mr. Thibaut Willems
Mrs. Sophie Jacmain
Mrs. Sophie Jacmain

Coronavirus Insolvency: Monitor the risks
26/03/2020

Be aware of the increased risk of default by debtors. With the spread of the virus, there is a heightened risk of financial difficulties leading to default or potentially 

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CJ rules that limitations to the Belgian notional interest deduction regarding exempt foreign permanent establishments are in line with the freedom of establishment (Argenta Spaarbank)

CJ rules that limitations to the Belgian notional interest deduction regarding exempt foreign permanent establishments are in line with the freedom of establishment (Argenta Spaarbank)
25/11/2019

On 17 October 2019, the CJ issued its judgment in case Argenta Spaarbank (C-459/18). The case deals with the calculation of the notional interest deduction (deduction for capital risk) in the case of a Belgian company that has a Netherlands permanent establishment the income of which is exempt under the double tax treaty signed between those countries. The CJ concluded that there is no actual difference between how the deduction applies to domestic and foreign permanent establishments.

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Saisissez plus facilement un compte bancaire dans toute l’UE !

Saisissez plus facilement un compte bancaire dans toute l’UE !
20/11/2019

A l’heure actuelle, lorsque l’on souhaite effectuer une saisie sans connaître la banque auprès de laquelle le débiteur a ouvert un compte, elle est pratiquée simultanément auprès des plus grands établissements bancaires belges en espérant y trouver quelque chose.

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Europe pushes companies one step further towards sustainable investments

Europe pushes companies one step further towards sustainable investments
21/10/2019

The European Commission has underlined the importance for companies to publish sufficient, reliable and comparable sustainability-related information to effectively direct capital towards sustainable investments.

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American Belgians risk losing their Belgian bank account in 2020

American Belgians risk losing their Belgian bank account in 2020
26/08/2019

As recently communicated in the Belgian media, Belgians with the American nationality risk losing their Belgian bank accounts because of the strict application of the U.S. FATCA-legislation. In application of the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), which is also applicable in relation to U.S. citizens residing in Belgium, financial institutions outside the U.S. (such as Belgian banks), must provide specific data to the U.S. Tax Authorities (IRS) about the bank accounts of these American nationals

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Bankierseed en bancair tuchtrecht

Bankierseed en bancair tuchtrecht
11/07/2019

Een wet van 22 april 2019 wijzigt de wet van 25 april 2014 op het statuut van en het toezicht op kredietinstellingen en beursvennootschappen, om een bankierseed en een tuchtrecht in te voeren.

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2019, the year of truth for open banking (RTS - SCA)

2019, the year of truth for open banking (RTS - SCA)
29/01/2019

In the world of Payments and FinTech, PSD2 has been a hot topic for several years now. Last year was already a crucial year with the transposition deadline of this directive scheduled for 13 January 2018.

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Brexit Financial institutions wishing to continue doing business in the UK must apply for permission by 28 March 2019

Brexit Financial institutions wishing to continue doing business in the UK must apply for permission by 28 March 2019
28/01/2019

Given the latest political developments in the UK, a hard Brexit is becoming a more tangible reality. Belgian financial institutions doing business in the UK will be severely affected in a no-deal scenario

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