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A number of changes will take place in the area of payment services. These changes relate to a new European directive PSD2 (Payment Services Directive). One of the main objectives of PSD2 is to boost competition and innovation in the area of payment services.
The most significant change for ABN AMRO customers is that they will be able to give licensed third parties access to their current accounts. For the customer, this will enhance and create new experiences.
Alongside banks, other companies and organisations will be able to access account information and initiate payment services. This can only be done with permission of the customer.
Want more information regarding the PSD2 regulation? Here are some useful websites to visit:
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.:
Visit our website for general customer information about PSD2 and frequently asked questions.
De Nederlandsche Bank (Central Bank of The Netherlands):
Visit the website of the DNB for a full overview and updates on PSD2 arrangements in the Netherlands. Provided information includes new services, security & privacy, rights & regulations and supervision - by the DNB, The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets, Authority for Consumers & Markets and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (Dutch Data Protection Authority):
Visit the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority for information about explicit consent and other privacy related topics.
When you require access as a third party service provider to ABN AMRO accounts, you need a PSD2 license from a local competent authority. In the Netherlands, this is 'De Nederlandsche Bank' (DNB). If you require access to accounts in other countries, you need a license in that country as well.