Frequently asked Questions in Real Estate

What is the ECB ?

Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE) is a database created within the FPS Economy containing company identification data. The ECB is in control of the Belgian state to simplify administrative procedures aimed at businesses and contribute to a more efficient public services.

Some ECB data are freely accessible, while others can only be accessed by the companies itself and some authorities, agencies or services.

Every business must register within the ECB. Upon registration, each company is assigned a Business Number. Using this number is mandatory.

The ECB is in a legal framework clearly defined by the law of 16 January 2003 (PDF, 359.72 Kb) establishing a Crossroads Bank for Enterprises, modernizing the trade register, create counters approved companies and Miscellaneous Provisions .

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