You must have read it already. Newspapers in Belgium are shouting it out for days now. Clients of other banks than ours will need to pay (even) more in 2019 for their daily banking. Not exactly the evolution you were hoping for, right? Well, we pride ourselves in having a different angle to this.
Thumbs on Facebook, hearts on Twitter and Instagram, kudos on Strava …, who does not like a virtual pat on the back every once in a while? To be honest, we too are not totally indifferent when it comes to praise. At Spaargids and Guide Epargne, they would like to know how you feel about your bank. As a nominee for the Spaargids.be/ GuideEpargne Bank Awards 2018, the same goes for us.
If you have a civil-law partnership, you will have some new rules to comply with from 1 November. You will need to register your partnership with the Central Database for Businesses (Kruispuntbank van Ondernemingen) and you will need to comply with some accounting requirements. A quick overview...
It is Tuesday 30 October. The Bel20 is listed at 19.2% below its peak of 22 January. Popular Belgian shares such as Bekaert, Bpost, Balta and even Melexis are 40% to 60% cheaper, with Nyrstar more than 80% down. These corrections have not left a single investor unmoved. Feelings vary greatly, but what do you think? And one other question: are you male or female?