Independent Expat Finance

is a financial intermediary for expats relocating to or living in the Netherlands

We understand that picking up all of your belongings and leaving your extended family to move to another country can be extremely overwhelming. Yes, you’re excited of course, but it’s also a bit scary, right? All the things you need to get done before you can settle into your new life can give you major anxiety and stress. We want to take off a bit of the pressure for you by taking care of the one thing that excites no one: your personal finance.

We are a team of three and have a combined experience of 30 years in assisting clients with finances in the Netherlands. We offer a wide range of customized financial services and specialize in providing tailor-made financial advice for expats.

Banks will only offer you their own mortgage products. We have access to a multitude of products and lenders. This allows us to match your deal with the lender that is best suited with your profile and goals, in the most timely manner and at the best rate. You will be guided throughout the entire process where we will provide you with high-quality and personal assistance. We advise in the following financial products:

 

Why do expats

choose us?

  • Full support in English
  • Personal & Responsive
  • Wide-range of products and services
  • Guidance throughout the whole process
  • High flexibility

“With my experience and knowledge I am certain that I can help and guide you with the many financial questions you may have!”


Serge Pouw Financial Consultant Co-Founder

My name is Serge. I am currently living in Heemstede with my 2 daughters and wife Karlijn. I used to be an expat myself. I lived in Asia for 3 years. This gives me first-hand experience as to the ‘101’ (financial) questions that come at you in your new environment/work situation.

I have worked in the banking industry for 12-years in several positions for large banks. The last 4 years I have worked solely and exclusively for International (Expat) clients as well as non-residents, with focus on mortgages and investments for which I am fully certified.

With my experience and knowledge, I’m confident that I can help and guide you with the many financial questions you may have!

“Most of my clients are referrals from existing clients. That’s why it’s so important to me that every client enjoys an exceptional experience.”


Liaget Anwar FINANCIAL CONSULTANT CO-FOUNDER

Hi! I am Liaget Anwar and I live in The Hague with my wife Iram and our 2 beautiful children. I enjoy football, cricket, travelling and spending time with my family. I’ve been working in the financial branch since 2006. I’m a qualified and certified financial advisor and I’m registered as a mortgage advisor. Since 2011, I have been working exclusively for expats, providing financial advice within one of the largest banks in The Netherlands. With my experience and personal approach I’m able to guide you through all your financial needs.

It would be my pleasure to meet you!

“With my clients best interest at heart, I excel in finding solutions that meet your needs and wishes.”


Theo Koper FINANCIAL CONSULTANT CO-FOUNDER

I’m 32 years old, born and raised in Haarlem, and currently live in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with my partner Stephanie and our 2 Bengal cats. Together we love to travel around the world and experience different cultures. In my free time, I really enjoy watching a good movie, socialising with my friends and family, and avidly working on my newest woodworking project.
 

I started working in finance in 2005. Over the years, I’ve worked for multiple multinational organizations. That is where I gained the necessary experience and knowledge that I still use today. It’s during these years that I discovered what drives me: helping my clients in a professional yet personal manner, keeping their best interest at heart and providing financial advice that fits their needs and wishes.
 

Within the boundaries of employment, I wasn’t always able to help my clients the way I felt that they deserve. That’s why my business partners and I decided to start our own company: Independent Expat Finance. Now, we are able to walk that extra mile for you and provide personal, tailor made financial advice. With products that suits your needs and lifestyle.

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For more information or advice about mortgages, insurances or consumer loans