Bank -en Krediet recht


Mr. Bruno Duquesne

Lenen banken opnieuw aan de vastgoedsector? Ja, maar…
17/12/2010

De transactionele vastgoedmarkt ontwaakt langzaam na de crisis in de banksector. Inderdaad, de banken lenen opnieuw, maar nog steeds met enige schroom. Zij leggen aan hun ontleners een strikte voorbereiding op van hun operaties en eisen een grotere zekerheidstelling voor hun leningen.

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Recovery Measures on the Way

Recovery Measures on the Way
06/06/2010

In light of the ongoing financial crisis and the difficulty of imposing adequate measures on financial institutions, the Belgian government submitted to Parliament on 5 February 2010 three bills containing measures designed to structure the recovery of the financial sector and overhaul governmental oversight of financial activities and institutions.

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Update on the new disclosure obligation for payments to tax havens and on bank secrecy

Update on the new disclosure obligation for payments to tax havens and on bank secrecy
17/03/2010

The fight against tax fraud is gaining increasing attention worldwide, and Belgium is no exception. To this end, a number of new measures have been announced or taken. In 2009, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) issued black and grey lists of countries that do not apply the internationally agreed tax standard with respect to the exchange of information. In this context, the bank secrecy of several countries, including Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and Belgium, was called into question. This article focuses on two important features of the Belgian tax system: the new disclosure obligation for payments to tax havens and on bank secrecy.

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Implementation of the Payment Services Directive in Belgium

Implementation of the Payment Services Directive in Belgium
18/01/2010

On 15 January 2010, the first of three acts transposing into Belgian law the Payment Services Directive or “PSD” (Directive 2007/64 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on payment services in the internal market) was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The two other acts will be published on 18 January 2010. The PSD is intended to harmonise the market for payment services within the European Union.

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Des turbulences du Secret bancaire...

Des turbulences du Secret bancaire...
23/12/2009

A cette époque de l’année, beaucoup de Belges vont traditionnellement remplir leur portefeuille au-delà des sapins, voire des montagnes. Mais le jeu en vaut-il encore la chandelle, les risques ne sont-ils pas devenus trop grands?

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Mr. Jürgen Egger
Ms. Silvia Van Dyck

Cash payments: Limits set by anti money-laundering Law
15/10/2009

In the current economic climate, suppliers ask to be paid in cash more and more often. Also, certain credit insurers are tightening their limits of coverage using even tougher solvency criteria , consequently stimulating the demand for payment in cash by the suppliers (c.f. De Tijd, 14 August 2009). In these circumstances, it is pertinent to draw attention to the rules related to cash payments maintained by anti money-laundering legislation.

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