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Insolvency register

According to the Financial Supervision Act, also known as the Wft, financial institutions are obligated to check whether an employee has ever been declared bankrupt. The Central Insolvency Register provides insight into this data.

Assess the reliability of financial workers

Section 4:11 of the Wft stipulates that the reliability of financial employees must be tested. This means that financial institutions must check whether an employee has ever been declared bankrupt (unless rehabilitation has taken place).

The Central Insolvency Register

If a person fails to pay their bills, the court may declare him bankrupt. This happens thousands of times each year. These bankruptcies are all recorded in the public Central Insolvency Register and this data is publicly available.

The Central Insolvency Register contains the data of all bankruptcies, suspensions of payment and debt reorganizations of natural persons held by various courts. Via you can find the most recent publications of bankruptcies declared by the court.

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Consider the influence on reliability

If there has been a bankruptcy, a financial institution will have to consider whether the bankruptcy history leads to doubts in the reliability of the employee. The following issues come into play here:

  • The culpability of the bankruptcy;
  • The number of years since the bankruptcy was declared;
  • Other circumstances of the bankruptcy; and
  • The powers within the position of customer employee.

Results from the insolvency register in the screening report

If an insolvency publication can be traced back to a candidate, a point of attention is placed in the screening report. In addition, the details of the publication(s) from the Central Insolvency Register can be read in the screening report. If there is a point of attention in the screening report, we always recommend discussing it with the (potential) employee or tenant.

Why check the insolvency registry via Validata?

Complies with laws and regulations

To comply with the Wft as a financial institution, you need to check the reliability of your staff. Through a check of the insolvency register, you can be sure that there is no bankruptcy history that gives reason for doubt.

Validata takes care of it

After you have registered a (potential) employee and chosen a matching screening profile, Validata takes the work off your hands. You can then read the results back in the screening report.

Is a specialist in personnel screening

Validata has been a specialist in employment screening since 2009. Through our years of experience we offer a fast and efficient screening process that complies with current (privacy) laws and regulations.

Screen employees with Validata

The success of an organisation depends on having the right employees. Consequently, it is important to make sure you know who you are recruiting and retaining. Validata has created different screening profiles for each sector that can be supplemented as desired. In addition to the insolvency register, there are numerous other screening checks to choose from.

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