Dutch bankers’ bonuses axed by people power

by Jerome Roos on March 30, 2011

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An online campaign has overturned ING’s executive pay policy, and the mood in Amsterdam is getting increasingly militant about banker bonuses.

Britain has a rival when it comes to bashing bankers. After a furious row over pay packages at Amsterdam-based ING in which thousands of customers threatened to make mass withdrawals, the Netherlands is now vying for the title of Europe‘s most bonus-hating country.

A growing Dutch political storm could end with a blanket ban on bonuses to financiers who work for institutions bailed out by the taxpayer.

Read the full article in the Guardian

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Peter Emanuel Roos March 31, 2011 at 15:10

Today, March 31, Dutch AEGON has made a decision not to grant any bonuses, albeit only regarding the short term bonuses. It looks like the ING affair and the pressure from the common opinion is starting to work!


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