DNB stresses risks stemming from financially fragile households

Central bank study shows more than 14% of Dutch population could not raise €2,000 in an emergency


A significant part of the Dutch population would struggle to raise even minimal resources to cope with an emergency, which the Netherlands Bank (DNB) sees as a source of potential financial instability.

A new study published by the central bank finds that more than 14% of the population would be unable to raise €2,000 ($2,200) in case of need. Over 50% of this group could not even reach €500.

“The fact that a considerable share of Dutch residents still qualifies as vulnerable in the event of a

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