Following an extensive and thorough audit by external auditors, Ciris Capital has been awarded the Quality Mark Financial Services Certificate.
The Quality Mark Financial Services was founded in 1998, following an initiative of the Dutch Association of Home Owners and various organisations of mortgage intermediaries. Since specialized mortgage advisors are developing more and more into “all-finance” service providers and following the introduction in the Netherlands of the Financial Services Law (FSL), the area of operations of the Quality Mark has been expanded to all forms of financial services. As a result of this all FSL activities such as insurance, mortgages, consumer finance and so forth are brought under the supervision of the Quality Mark.
The Quality Mark (“Keurmerk Financiële Dienstverlening”) is the severest hallmark to obtain and retain in the Dutch Financial Services industry. The standards of the Quality Mark are much higher than the legal requirements, including the new Law of Financial Services which has already caused a landslide in the Financial Services Industry in Holland. The Quality Mark does not only look at persons but at the company as a whole (like an ISO certificate). Moreover, the Quality Mark awarded offices are audited on a regular and frequent basis by independent experts. Based on the audit report the Quality Mark Financial Services decides whether an office can continue to bear the Quality Mark. The continuous and intensive monitoring makes the Quality Mark Certification a unique certification authority the Netherlands.
If your Dutch is good, you can find more info on the website www.kfdkeurmerk.nl
Ciris Capital is the only marine mortgage intermediary in The Netherlands bearing the Quality Mark.
“ We are very proud of this Quality Mark. It’s not some cheap diploma you can buy on the market or anything like that. This was a very severe and intensive audit dealing with every aspect of our services, our internal organisation, the quality of the advices we give to clients and banks, and we even had to go back to study to get some specialized mortgage diploma’s in the field of home-financing”, says managing director Hans Groen.