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Does your innovation require authorisation?

​Our Innovation Help Desk can advise on permits, registration and other authorisation issues

The FIN-FSA Innovation Help Desk welcomes as customers both start-up companies in the sector and already established enterprises that are planning a new type of product, service or way of operating. Being a customer requires participation in advice sessions by an owner or employee of the company.

Many new products and services come within the sphere of FinTech, but innovations can, of course, also be implemented without digital solutions.

HelpDesk contact information

  • Detailed questions to Innovaatio-HelpDesk(at)
  • Advice service on +358 9 183 5998
    Mondays 14 – 16, Wednesdays 13 – 14 and Thursdays 9 – 12


HelpDesk does not provide any written interpretations. If you need a written interpretation, please e-mail your request to the address kirjaamo(at)

Advice sessions may also be conducted via Skype.

What is FinTech?

FinTech = Financial Technology =
technology, partcularly information technology, that is used to produce banking, insurance, finance, investment or payment services.

Nowadays the word is also used to refer to growth companies that are developing new financial technology or new services that exploit financial technology.

Source: Technological innovation and the Dutch financial sector. Opportunities and risks for financial institutions, new market participants and supervision, 2016. See report (pdf)


Source: DNB 2016 (as above).

4 July 2017

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