Although the potential fine could have been as high as €500,000, the AFM limited the penalty for the notaries scheme to less than €5,000.It said the SNPF had acted pro-actively and cited the scheme’s limited scale, adding that the fine would ultimately have been shouldered by its 6,390 participants.In a statement, the SNPF said it had reported the omission to the AFM and subsequently had done “everything possible to rectify the problem”. The Dutch Financial Markets Authority (AFM) has fined SNPF, the €1.2bn occupational pension fund for notaries, for failing to inform leaving participants about their options for value transfer.The communications watchdog found that the scheme, between 2010 and 2013, failed to provide legally required information in more than 420 instances.It said the information had been important to help departing members make a well-considered choice about the transfer of their pension rights, enabling them to ask their new pensions provider for a quote for value transfer.In the Netherlands, the previous provider must transfer the accrual rights, if the participant requests a quote and subsequently asks for such a transfer during his first six months in a new pension plan.
DAVID Beckham scooped a Premier League record when Manchester United made April fools of West Ham 20 years ago this week – but he was still overshadowed by ‘Class of 92’ colleague Paul Scholes.Beckham set up two goals in a 7-1 savaging to become the youngest player to achieve 50 Premier League assists, and he scored a stunning free-kick too, but Scholes’ hat-trick grabbed the headlines.Substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got in on the act by finishing off the scoring in a resounding win for Alex Ferguson’s champions-elect over Harry Redknapp’s hangdog Hammers.United’s match on April 1, 2000, stood out on a number of counts, not least for the fact Paulo Wanchope gave West Ham an early lead. The Costa Rican’s strike was not quite in the same league as his solo effort for Derby at Old Trafford three years earlier, with United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich caught out this time.A super Scholes strike and a Denis Irwin tap-in, after the defender’s penalty was saved, nudged United in front, before Beckham brought up his 49th assist with an on-brand cross from the right that was perfect for Andy Cole to head home.Beckham played a thrilling role in the United onslaught, and his 50th career, helping hand in the top flight was a fine low pass that was trumped by Scholes’ delicious backheel.The 50-assist landmark, confirmed by Opta statisics, was achieved by Beckham at the age of 24 years and 335 days, and it earned him the record until Cesc Fabregas got to 50 for Arsenal in September 2009 when just 22 years old.Scholes lashed home a penalty to complete his hat-trick, before Beckham produced a personal specialty when he curled in a 25-yard free-kick.Solskjaer, the man who now manages the Red Devils, came on to drill the seventh past Craig Forrest, on a rough day for West Ham.Beckham went on to reach 80 assists in the English top flight before leaving for Real Madrid in 2003, and he sits ninth on the Premier League all-time list. (Omnisport)