Independent Expat Finance

Offers expats unbiased mortgage and insurance advice

By starting an independent financial advisory firm, we can offer unbiased advice and you can expect us to always have your best interest at heart. We have access to a wide range of financial products and lenders, which allows us to match you with the lender that best suits your profile and future goals. As our focus is solely on expat clients we are true specialists in this field. Our vast experience in the financial services industry offers you new opportunities.

 

We offer competitive fees, as it is important to us that you get good value for money. Our advisors have different specialties such as buy-to-let mortgages, mortgages for newly built homes, as well as mortgages for entrepreneurs. Next to mortgages we can compare the Dutch market for all insurances; may it be for your family, house, or life.

 

Each one of our advisors speaks fluent English and you can expect a personal and flexible approach. We understand that if you don’t speak the language and your not used to who things work financially in The Netherlands, that you could use some help. We help translate documents and make sure you understand what is going on by explaining matters in a simple way. We are available during the day, in the evening or weekends and will be able to meet at your office, home or one of our locations across the Netherlands.

 

We are always just an e-mail or phone call away!

What can you expect from us?

  • Personal & responsive

  • High flexibility

  • Expertise

  • Local presence

  • Competitive pricing

Give us call

+31 (0)85-0580056

Meet our

Team of professionals

Serge Pouw

Impartial Mortgage Professional
Co-founder
“With my experience and knowledge I am certain that I can help and guide you with the many financial questions you may have!”

Liaget Anwar

Impartial Mortgage Professional
Co-founder
“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.”

Rogier Leenders

Impartial Mortgage Professional
“Having been an expat myself for two years and working for and with international clients, I understand whats it’s like to start over in a new country. Let me help you with your questions”

Ferry van de Sanden

Impartial Mortgage Professional
“I know that applying for a mortgage is an exciting part of the process when buying a house. You can expect me to be fully engaged in this and look for the best deal to match your situation and needs.”

Monira Klaarenbeek

Impartial Mortgage Professional
“I have been working in the banking and insurance industry for the past 7 years. In the last 4 years I have worked for financial (mortgage) intermediaries and therefore I am able to give you personal and independent advice on which mortgage provider suits your situation the best.”

Kai van der Poel

Insurance Professional
“For the last 15 to 20 years I have been giving advice to expats and non-residents on general banking, insurance and personal loans. With my experience I intend to give you, as an expat, the best possible start in our beautiful country!”

We are looking for new colleagues. Join our team!

Mortgage professional

Are you a specialist in personal finance & mortgage advice, always looking at the big picture and getting the best deal for your clients? Apply now!

Junior mortgage professional

Do you have some experience in the financial services industry and want to follow a career path towards mortgage advice? That’s what we are looking for!

Mortgage & insurance support

Are you the person who is good at maintaining an overview yet also focused on getting all the details right? Check out our opening now!

We can advise you in the

following financial products

Mortgages

On a mission to buy a house in the Netherlands? Let us help you get
the keys to your new home!

Insurances

Reduce financial risks and get the support that you need. Getting the right insurance now may save you a lot of money in the future.

We are proud of what our

Customers think of us

Really pleased with the service provided by these guys. Quick to take action when required and very honest. Definitely recommend
Toby Bennett
Toby Bennett
08:33 17 Aug 20
I got help from independent expat finance advisor. it is a top professional service experience. they really think from your shoes. and try to give you the best option. i would recommend to my friends around.
Liz Qianer
Liz Qianer
15:19 14 Aug 20
I recommend 110%! Independent Expat Finance are professional, transparent, super responsive and really took the time to understand my needs and what I was looking for. Ferry helped me every step of the way throughout the buying process and his advise was gold. Thanks a million!
Thomas Goree
Thomas Goree
20:45 27 Jul 20
Independent Expat Finance is the perfect channel you guys should liaise with in regards of buying house especially for expat who're non-dutch speaker. They're extremely professional and willing to assist from A-Z for all the challenge you've faced. During process of buying my 1st house in the Netherlands I closely engaged with Serge Pouw. He is super reliable to advised on your doubt and will consult your end until finalized. 5 stars for them!
Noranisaleh 1588
Noranisaleh 1588
13:33 27 May 20
Independent Expat Finances has helped us with a number of things, such as applying for insurances, and lately also applying and getting a mortgage. They are very helpful and professional. They are quick to reply and really care about they customers. We strongly recommend them to anyone who needs support in navigating the 'Dutch financial world'.
Karen Schneider
Karen Schneider
08:35 22 May 20
I have had the pleasure to receive advice on financing for purchase of a house and subsequently receiving services in obtaining the mortgage for the house. The whole customer journey is great from initial requirements clarification, considering options to obtaining the best possible mortgage. Getting the mortgage settled with a bank by Independent Expat Finance as service provider means minimum effort for the customer and the shortest path to obtaining the financing needed. I can highly recommend these services.
Niels Aarup
Niels Aarup
11:49 11 Mar 20
Highly recommended! Very responsive, quick, transparent when issue arises and very efficient and effective in resolving it which in my case was crucial! Appreciate it ! Thanks Ferry !! 🙂
Danka Blagojevic
Danka Blagojevic
12:17 06 Mar 20
Highly Recommend this company. I mainly dealt with Liaget and Ferry on any topics in regards to financing. Both are absolute professional, always available and very patient in explaining everything (especially documents only available in dutch). Was a pleasure working with them! I briefly dealt with Rogier on all things insurance and got an equally as good and thorough service.
Katharina Hicker
Katharina Hicker
10:11 08 Jan 20
For expats wants to buy a house in the Netherlands, Independent Expat Finance is the solution! I bought my first house and very happy with the service along the way! I communicated mostly with Liaget and his colleagues Rogier and they are very professional, quick in response and honest advice! Very experienced people. He definitely entertains all questions you have with a clear details explanation. Highly recommended!
Nidal Hafil
Nidal Hafil
16:26 11 Nov 19
I definitely recommend to work with Independent Expat Finance! They work with a nice personal touch and take a lot of effort to sort everything out for you in the most convenient and fastest way, so they saved me a lot of stress and time as well!All in all, Independent Expat Finance is reliable and professional so I had a very pleasant time working with them together, especially during the meetings in person.
Lisa Isabell Stuemke
Lisa Isabell Stuemke
12:06 10 Oct 19
I highly recommend Independent Expat Finance to everyone. They do more then advisory, you can make sure that you will get answers for your questions anytime. I could not complete my mortgage journey without help of Serge and his team. If you are planning to take out a mortgage, don’t search for anywhere else especially if you are an expat in Netherlands
Tolga Kavukcu
Tolga Kavukcu
14:23 03 Oct 19
Highly recommend! I have worked with them twice the first time everything went smooth even though I was out of the country. The second time the Real Estate Agency was a scammer but luckily Independent Expect Finance handled everything professionally and didn't give up the fight. All in all, they are amazing and give great financial advice.
Lsa. Grg
Lsa. Grg
16:51 09 Sep 19
We worked with Liaget for couple of services; from mortgage application to life insurance. His expert advice and strong follow up helped us to get all services on time in full. We were able to get our mortgage approved almost only after 1 month in Amsterdam. It was not a typical application but still he handled very carefully and professionally. Would recommend his services to others as well.
ELİF TUTUM
ELİF TUTUM
09:23 13 Aug 19