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Duty of Care Banks

What is a boiler room?

A boiler room is a criminal organization that extorts money from people through fake investments. Boilerrooms disappear after a while and the loot is often hard to find after that. Method There is not one typical method for this criminal activity. Many boiler rooms approach their victims by telephone and persuade them to invest via a website. This website can give access to a (fake) account where the victim is led to believe that his [...]

Does a bank have a duty of care towards third parties?

When you think of a duty of care of banks, you think in the first place of the customers. But the duty of care can also relate to third parties. For example, a customer of the bank can be a swindler, who uses the checking account to receive deposits from victims, after which that money is funneled away. Can you sue the bank for the damage? Is the bank expected to monitor suspicious transactions from its own customers to protect non-customer third parties?

Duty of care of banks in The Netherlands: also for third parties?

In the Netherlands banks have a duty of care for their own clients, and also for third parties who do not bank with them. Under this case law victims of fraud or scams can in certain cases claim damages from the perpetrator’s bank. Banks’ duty of care Under the Dutch civil legal system banks have a duty of care for their own clients, account holders and investors. Case law from the highest court, however, takes [...]

2022-08-19T11:35:40+02:008 June 2018|Duty of Care Banks|
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