About us

Origin

In 2023, major banks worldwide reported unprecedented profits, with the three largest banks in the Netherlands – Rabobank, ING, and ABN AMRO – reporting a record €18 billion. These profits, largely generated from usage fees and deposit interest, primarily benefit shareholders rather than their customers or the planet. There is insufficient giving back.

Thomas Vles, with extensive experience in financial services, saw that the income from banks and the value to customers and the world were not in balance. People are unaware of the income streams of banks and think that their costs are limited to their monthly fees, while banks on average earn three to four times more from customer usage. The costs are no longer in line with the income.

Our banking principle is based on the belief that it is time to redistribute income, a model where transparency is not just policy but a fundamental principle. We strive for a balanced relationship between people, planet, and profit. Our vision is to ensure that income from all financial services is fairly distributed, paving the way for socially and environmentally positive banking.

GoDutch delivers a business banking experience for companies, freelancers, foundations, and associations where every transaction is a step towards fairness, giving back, and a better world.

Mission

We ensure transparency by openly disclosing how much we earn from our users. We redistribute all income, giving a fair share back to our users, the community and the planet, all while delivering an exceptional banking experience for our users.

Vision

We are establishing a balanced relationship between people, planet, and profit. Our objective is to ensure that earnings from all financial services are fairly distributed, paving the way for socially and environmentally positive banking.

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