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Interest on savings account

How is the interest calculated on the savings account?

The interest is calculated on the balance of your account and will be paid at the beginning of the following calendar year.

Which interest will I get on the online AZUR savings account?

The AZUR savings account has a basic interest rate of 0.60%*, with 0.30% fidelity premium.  * Interest rate applies on the total amount of your savings account. The interests are calculated on an annual basis.

When will the money on the savings account yield interest?

From the day after the money is placed on your savings account it will produce interest. You will benefit from the basic interest rate of 0.60%!

What is the maximum amount of interests that is exempted from withholding tax?

Interests earned on a regulated saving accounts are exempted from withholding tax up to a yearly amount of EUR 980 (income 2021) ("exempted amount"). The withholding tax of 15% is automatically deducted as soon as the amount of interests earned on your saving accounts exceeds the exempted amount. Joint accounts in the name of two spouses or legal cohabitants can benefit of a double exemption of Belgian withholding tax (unless you are exempted for this tax) for interests earned on regulated saving accounts. This will be 2 times the exempted amount. Pay attention, the double exemption is not automatically applied. To request its application, you must send us a family composition ("composition de ménage" - "gezinssamenstelling" to request at your municipality of residence) at Indicate in your email "I hereby request the application of a double exemption of withholding tax on the account n° [indicate the account number of the regulated saving account] of which I am joint-holder with [indicate the last and first name of the joint-owner that is your spouse or legal cohabitant]".