As a result of the obligations under the Wft and Wwft, a tendency has become visible that banks are trying to exclude more and more customers with large amounts of cash flows. In addition, they often try to end existing customer relationships with these types of customers and even, in the experience, sometimes look for nails at low tide to get rid of those kinds of customers. Customers with a lot of cash flows therefore [...]
When is an employee sick? There are several aspects to look at to determine whether an employee is sick or not. And if an employee is ill, does the employee have obligations? And does an employer have obligations? In this blog you can read about illness among employees and the obligations that arise from this from both the employee and the employer. Sick according to the law When a sick employee is referred to, the [...]
Have you been fired or will your contract no longer be extended? In that case, you are in principle entitled to a transition payment (also referred to as severance payment). A transition payment is a financial compensation that the employer must pay if he no longer extends your contract or fires you. If you resign yourself, you are in principle not entitled to a transition payment, unless there is a serious culpable act/omission on the [...]
In recent months, our office has received many complaints about evaporation of investments in CFDs through brokers that have recently been active on the Dutch market, which focus on Dutch consumers. New labels, but the same method The parties that have become active on the Dutch market in recent months are: Tradedwell ( https://www.tradedwell.com/nl ), a label of iTrade Global (Cy) Ltd. IGMFX ( www.igmfx.com/nl ), a label of IGM Forex Ltd EuropeFX ( www.europefx.com/nl [...]
ABNAMRO Bank has just announced that it will also compensate customers for damage caused by spoofing fraud in specific cases of "gross negligence". Until now, this bank has been stricter in assessing fees requested than the other banks. In spoofing fraud, a scammer takes possession of a victim's bank balance by calling the bank's unique number, giving the scammer the confidence that it is a real bank employee who is calling. Spoofing is technically still [...]
On May 24, we wrote in a blog that the first ruling has been handed down in a case against a CFD broker from Cyprus. In the meantime, 3 judgments have been added, in which the court has also ruled in favor of the duped investor. The verdicts make it clear that victims of CFD brokers stand a chance in court. District Court of the Northern Netherlands, location Groningen In the verdict of May 19, [...]
The Cypriot CFD broker Capixal sells CFD investments on the Dutch market. A report has been received at our office of extensive damage. We're starting a lawsuit.
Sometimes you only find out as an heir that large sums of money have disappeared from your parents' bank account. In this blog I discuss the possibility of the heirs to recover that money with the tort as the legal basis. In principle no account and justification Now that the elderly continue to live on their own for longer and at a higher age, we see an increase in the use of informal care in [...]
A Cypriot CFD broker must repay €807,600 from the District Court of Noord-Holland. The court ruled that there were "unfair commercial practices". This is the first ruling in a series of proceedings pending before various courts in the Netherlands against CFD brokers from Cyprus. In total, this involves damage of more than € 12 million. Most victims say that they came into contact with the investment products from Cyprus through a "fake ad" with a [...]
A counter-offensive by the providers of CFD products has been halted. The judge in Cyprus refuses permission to take Dutch consumers to court. fake ads These are providers of contracts for difference (CFDs) from Cyprus who sell these investment products through fake advertisements about bitcoins and famous people. Last year, several Dutch courts declared themselves competent to hear cases against these parties. The stake is now more than € 8,000,000. Which judge? The CFD brokers [...]
It regularly happens that international fraud is committed with the help of a Dutch bank account, which is used to receive and pass on money. What does this form of fraud look like and what can be done about it? International invoicing fraud Several parties are involved in this form of fraud. In the first place, a party that trades with another party. For example: an Italian company does business with a company in Great [...]
Lawsuits are pending in various Dutch courts against sellers of CFDs (contracts for difference) from Cyprus. Victims have lost a lot of money, with peaks of up to 800,000 euros. Most victims say they ended up at the CFD brokers through a fake advertisement with a well-known Dutch person. What are the developments in these lawsuits?
The Limburg court has declared itself competent in a case of a victim of fake advertisements against the seller of CFD products from Cyprus. The provider stated that the victim was a professional investor and had to go to Cyprus for the lawsuit. The court disagrees.
You are always entitled to part of the inheritance if you are disinherited through a will. The portion you are entitled to is called the legitimate portion. Inheritance lawyer Diederik Ruys explains what you can do if you are faced with a disinheritance.