A Q&A on the Pan-European Pension Product (PEPP), a new voluntary personal pension product that will be offered in the EU from 2023.
The idea underlying Vollgeld is that of full-reserve banking from the 1930’s. In today’s context its side-effects would likely lead to instability and a deflationary tendency. In the Swiss case, uncertainty would have prevailed in the short-term, followed by a further appreciating Swiss Franc.
Economic Report Dutch version
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.
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
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.