Saving for children

with a KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account

Saving for children

with a KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account

You keep control of your savings

The savings account is held in your name, with your child or grandchild as beneficiary.

You decide when to transfer the savings

You can choose a set date, or once the beneficiary buys their own home, or turns 30.

A KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account is flexible

You decide how much and how often you want to save.

Why go for a KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account?

Flexibility

You can set aside a one-off larger amount, add smaller amounts (from time to time) or save regularly by means of an automatic savings order. In short, the size of the amount that you wish to save and the frequency are entirely in your hands.

The KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account is a regulated savings account offered by KBC Bank NV, Belgium. It may be opened in the name of one or more individuals. It is governed by the laws of Belgium.

Control of your savings

Up to the day before the savings are released, you are free to decide, at no cost whether to:

  • withdraw the savings
  • change the beneficiary
  • change the release date
  • change options for releasing the funds

There are two options, where you either:

  • specify the date on which the money is released or
  • only allow the funds to be released when your child, grandchild or godchild buys their own home or turns 30

Earnings on a KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account

Base rate of interest

0.01%

Fidelity bonus

0.10%

These interest rates are gross and annualised and can change at any time. The withholding tax is 15%. Current rates are always given here or can be obtained from your KBC branch. If rates change, we will inform account holders of this on their statements of account.

Features of the KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account

  • Saves on tax: Individuals are exempt from withholding tax (currently 15%) on the first 1,880 euros of interest earned each year (2016 figure).
  • Free savings account: No charge for opening and managing the account.
  • Risk: Your entire deposits with KBC Bank up to a maximum of 100.000 euros per person are guaranteed subject to certain conditions. In the event of the KBC's insolvency (e.g., if it goes into bankruptcy), you run the risk of losing any deposits you have over 100.000 euros, or their amount could be reduced or converted into shares. You can obtain a copy of the 'Protection of deposits and financial instruments in Belgium' brochure from your KBC branch or from www.kbc.be/depositprotection.
  • Constant availability: A KBC Tall Oaks Savings Account is a fixed-term product. The funds on your savings account can be withdrawn at any time and without charge.

Learn more

  • Key information for savers
  • Regulations
  • Product fact sheet

Before opening a savings account with us, be sure to read our key information for savers.

You can submit any complaints you may have by e-mail to complaints@kbc.be, tel. 0800 62 084 and/or by e-mail to ombudsman@ombudsfin.be.

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