Starting financial business
Setting up and starting a venture in the financial sector is relatively complex. The supervision framework with its license scheme and board approvals results in entry barriers unknown in other sectors.
Entrepreneurs in the financial sector have of course all other typical starter challenges such as financing, housing and staff. One of the goals of HFC is to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship by supporting starters in starting a business in the financial industry.
In this section you find information on the different starter facilities:
- HFC Plaza is a centre for starting ventures who can establish an office in the plaza, and will be supported in obtaining financing, and the required approvals and licenses.
- The Innovation Room has been set up by the government for financial ventures who have questions concerning supervision and legislation of their new and innovative financial products or services. The Financial Markets Office is the entry point for the financial industry for information and accompaniment of the government concerning legislation, policy, taxes and general information about the financial sector in the Netherlands.