On March 17 the Belgian newspapers ‘de Tijd’ and L’Echo wrote articles (Dutch article & French article) on increasing banking costs. They also outlined that these costs were opaque to say the least. At Keytrade Bank, we almost spilled our morning coffee when we read this rather obvious overgeneralization. They not only overlooked our very transparent KEYPACK, they also forgot mention us in the ranking of the three different scenarios they examined.
952 people participated in our mini-poll on the negotiation of their mortgage loan. Sheer curiosity inspired us to ask our clients how many office visits they had to make when they were negotiating their mortgage loans. We wanted to know if they needed to take holiday leave and how many times they returned to their bank to obtain their final interest rate.
Since 3 January 2018 you need to take the tick size into account for your limit and stop orders on Euronext Brussels, Paris or Amsterdam. The stock exchange is refusing systematically orders whenever there is a mismatch between the tick size and the foreseen limit or stop price.
The securities account tax of 0.15% was approved by the parliament on Thursday 1 February 2018. This has consequences for you. The tax rate applies to the total value of your securities portfolio when this amounts to € 500,000 or more.