Fourthline, as part of Safened-Fourthline B.V., announced today that it has received a license as a payment institution from the Dutch Central Bank under the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act.
The provision of online payment services by Fourthline is subject to the new European Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) as implemented in most of the European countries in which Fourthline operates.
In view of such implementation, Safened-Fourthline B.V. applied for a license as a payment institution with the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, “DNB”). The license was granted on March 26, 2019, and will, in addition to the Netherlands, be passported to most other European markets in which Fourthline is active.
Fourthline is a payment institution under supervision of DNB and as a result it is required to comply with rules applicable to payment institutions. This DNB approval comes on top of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorization, which recognized Safened-Fourthline Ltd. as an authorized payment institution in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2015.
Fourthline is one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies for digital KYC (Know Your Customer). Trusted by banks, online brokerages, insurers and leading fintechs, Fourthline verifies millions of identities for customers like N26, DeGiro, Solarisbank, Flatex, ING, and many more. We provide best-in-class fraud detection at industry-leading conversion and compliance levels.
Our mission is to protect the online financial system by using the most innovative technologies to develop the safest and most customer friendly digital KYC solution. We share a love for fighting financial crime and building a beautiful product with a positive impact on the world.
Fourthline is part of Safened-Fourthline BV which is regulated as a Payment Institution by the Dutch Central Bank and the Financial Conduct Authority. Our executive team has a combined experience of more than 80 years at top banks and consultancies.