EUROPE - KAS Bank is the first Dutch bank to become active as general clearing member on Euronext Lisbon.
KAS Bank now has the same connection to the Portuguese securities market as to the other Euronext markets and other significant European exchanges of London, Frankfurt and Switzerland.
Clearing on the Portuguese exchange will be carried out through the existing systems.
The connection enables clients to settle their transactions based on their preferred settlement method.
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