RaboResearch - Economic Research

Economic Report Dutch version

The impact of Blockchain on trade finance

Blockchain is a technology which allows for an automatic and safe check and execution of transactions. Blockchain offers the opportunity to finance trade more cheaply and with less risk. Banks will remain an important player in trade finance.

Economic Report

Pan-European Pension Product

A review of the EC proposal for a Pan-European Pension Product (PEPP). We believe a PEPP will be more successful in some countries than others. In the Netherlands we currently see little added benefit for another individual pension product.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Dutch housing market continues to gain momentum

Confidence among Dutch households in the market for owner-occupied homes is and remains high. We are anticipating a rise to around 230,000 sales a year, and as regards the house price we anticipate an average annual rise of 5% for 2016 and 2017.