Who and what is VZR Garant?
VZR Garant is a widely accessible and transparent guarantee fund enabling organisations to comply with the compulsory guarantee scheme required by the Package Travel Directive. This applies to both consumers and business travellers.
Established in 2019
Protection for travellers has been an extremely important topic within the travel sector for many years now. So it is odd that the options for offering such protection are relatively limited. Added to this, the existing options are primarily geared towards the traditional travel sector. However, the changes to the Package Travel Directive in 2018 also affected many organisations outside this sector. These organisations also need a guarantee scheme that enables them to comply with their legal requirements and avoid any penalties.
VZR Garant was set up partly in response to calls from trade associations representing the interests of these organisations. Thanks to VZR Garant, organisations within and outside the traditional travel sector all have access to a collective guarantee scheme that meets their needs.
Collective scheme with transparency
The VZR Garant guarantee scheme is a collective scheme, with all members making a contribution. Collective reserves are built up that can be used to cover any losses resulting from an insolvency.
These reserves remain the property of the members. VZR Garant’s collective guarantee scheme operates under a mutual insurance company, VZR Garant Onderlinge Verzekeringen U.A. The advantage of this construction is that each member organisation is entitled to contribute ideas about the strategy taken. The scheme also provides transparency, as each member has access to information about activities and finances.
We are delighted to welcome you to VZR Garant, the no-hassle collective guarantee scheme that offers you transparency!
The security offered by an approved guarantee schemeVZR Garant complies with all the requirements set by DNB (De Nederlandsche Bank, the central bank of the Netherlands) and the AFM (the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets). VZR Garant operates within the exemption under Article 1f of the Financial Supervision Act Exemption Regulations, so it is not subject to the prudential supervision of DNB.
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Becoming a member takes a bit of time. Providing the balance and forecasts is a bit of a hassle, but actually it went smoothly.
Jan Jaap Meendering | Opreis.nl
Everything was clear and it was very suitable for me as a start-up business.
Karlijn Agterberg | Behind The Mountains
Let's come together as a sector and make sure that everyone has things properly organised. Now that's good publicity!
Hendrik Boland | Holland Sail