Escrow & settlement services

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Undertaking a significant transaction often means you have very specific requirements when it comes to escrow and settlement services, so we tailor our agreements to your specific transaction, ease the onboarding process, and assign a dedicated deal team to work with you end-to-end.

We’ll establish a separate third-party escrow account for your transaction, keeping your assets separate and ringfenced, thereby giving you essential peace of mind.

Our long-standing partnerships with top-tier financial institutions and our PSD2 license give you the comfort and certainty that we’re operating to the highest standards and your assets and data are secure. Vistra’s global presence also means that we are fully experienced in handling requirements with a cross-border element.

Why choose Vistra

When entering into an escrow or settlement arrangement, you need a partner you can trust. Vistra brings the following strengths to the relationship:
PSD2 license
We are supervised by the Dutch Central Bank to operate as a Payment Service Provider. As the Netherlands is a highly regarded, stable jurisdiction, this gives you the comfort that our services are being executed in a regulatory sound manner.
speed of service
Speed of service
We can provide you with a fee proposal within 24 hours of receipt of the request, and guarantee that the escrow or settlement structure is set up in no more than two weeks, often sooner.
tailor made solutions
Tailor-made solutions
Based on our extensive experience with the most common as well as diverse transactions, we are confident that we will be able to provide a quick turnaround of transaction documents and customise solutions for your transaction as well.
global coverage
Global coverage
Our escrow team at our centre of excellence in Amsterdam work closely with colleagues around the world in more than 45 different jurisdictions

What do we offer?

Each and every transaction has its own characteristics, therefore we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Our end-to-end escrow and settlement services cover a wide range of requirements, and we have provided clients with payment security or settlement assurance for all kinds of purposes, including the handling of: 

different asset types

large sums of money 

all major currencies 

multiple jurisdictions 

FX requirements

high volumes of payments and payees 

specific due diligence and KYC requirements

In order to ease the setup process, we have model escrow agreements available or are happy to work with your standard agreements. Either way, we take an adaptable and flexible approach to ensure the right outcome for you.

We’re the first independent corporate service provider to receive the PSD2 license from the Dutch Central Bank on a standalone basis – making us a partner you can trust.

Why Vistra for escrow and settlement services

395 US$bn
Assets under administration
2,000 +
Capital market structures
45 +
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