Looking to give your business some financial breathing space or maybe a way to finance its growth?
Whatever you're after, KBC has three different formulas to help cover the cost of equipment and machinery or property for your business.
You can opt for leasing, renting or an investment credit.
We take a closer look below at the investment credit option.
What is an investment credit?
An investment credit is a type of medium or long-term loan (i.e. with a term of 2 to 20 years). You can use it for purchasing fixed assets such as property for your business, company cars and equipment. It can be used to fund the start-up of your business or for new investments to further grow your business.
KBC Touch, KBC Mobile and the KBC Business Dashboard enable you to apply quickly and easily for new credit facilities. If you’d like to discuss your financing needs with us, our experts are ready to help you in person at your branch or where you are through KBC Live. After signing, you can digitally manage and draw down the new credit facilities.
What is the interest rate for an investment credit?
You can take out an investment credit with either a fixed or variable interest rate. The interest you end up paying depends on what you choose.
With a fixed interest rate, you have a clear overview of the total amount you will have to repay. With a variable interest rate, you can respond flexibly to developments within your company.
How much can you borrow under an investment credit?
The amount of your investment credit takes into account:
- your investment plan
- quotes and orders
- what you can invest yourself
You determine the size of your investment credit in consultation with your KBC relationship manager.
What can the KBC Investment Credit be used for?
1. Real estate
• Renovating or purchasing a building
• Taking over a business
• Making green investments in, for instance, solar panels, insulation and heat pumps
2. Company cars
• Passenger cars
• Delivery vans and lorries
• Agricultural vehicles
3. Business equipment
• Office facilities
• Computers and IT
How long can an investment credit be taken out for?
The term ranges from 2 to 20 years, and depends on the nature of your investment.
With business equipment and company cars, it depends on the maximum term of the accounting depreciation period. We refer to this as medium term, i.e. from 2 to 5 years. For example, the term for a new passenger car is a maximum of 5 years.
With the purchase of real estate for your company, this is referred to as long-term, i.e. from 5 to 20 years. You can fund the purchase of a new business premises for 15 years, for example.
Who is the investment credit intended for?
The KBC Investment Credit is a business loan facility that is suited to both starters and established business owners, such as:
- The self-employed and liberal professions
- SME owners
- Agricultural and horticultural businesses
What are the benefits offered by an investment credit?
1. Wide range of repayment options
- Make repayments every month, three months, six months or year
- Postpone your first repayment with a grace period
- Pay in equal instalments or make equal principal repayments
2. Can be drawn down in instalments or in one lump sum
You can decide whether to draw down the entire sum in one go (for example to purchase a building) or to draw down the loan in instalments, such as for renovation work. Drawdowns can be made only after the relevant invoices have been submitted.
3. Can be combined with government aid
The government has implemented measures to encourage businesspeople to invest. View the list of support measures.
4. Easy to apply and manage online
KBC Touch, KBC Mobile and the KBC Business Dashboard make it a breeze to work out, compare and apply for the right credit facility for you and your business. You can see straight away whether your application has been approved or needs to be checked by KBC.
Once approved you can digitally sign, draw down and manage your credit facility.
Your charges as well as interest are tax-deductible.
6. Financial protection
With your investment credit facility, you can protect your family or business by taking out optional death cover. Learn more about remission of debt insurance.
Is the investment credit tax-deductible and can I book it as an expense?
No, an investment credit must be processed on the accounting balance sheet (capitalisation and depreciation). However, the interest on the credit is tax-deductible.
Generate a no-obligation proposal
At KBC, you can save time by not having to make appointments at your branch. You can easily work out and apply for your credit facility online in just a few steps:
1. Choose the purpose you want to borrow for
2. Enter the amount you want to borrow
3. Specify the period over which you'll repay that amount
4. Get a no-obligation proposal right away
You can then convert our proposal into an application and check how feasible your credit facility is.
At KBC, you always get the best personal rate for you regardless of whether you've applied online or at your branch.