Why invest?

Why invest?

Have you already been saving for some time now, but want to increase your return? Investments may offer a solution.

The next step after traditional savings and pension savings

Have you already set aside some money in a savings account and are you already saving for your pension? Then you can start investing in order to try and increase your return. However, it's not a way of earning money quickly.

Higher returns over the long term

It's best to invest with money you can do without, as there are risks involved. You can generally expect a higher return over a longer period of time, and you can also reduce the risk you run by investing in different investment products.

Something for everyone

Waarom beleggen

You can invest in a wide range of products, but it's important to gather enough information before you start. The product you ultimately choose will depend on your personal situation, objectives and preferences. People looking for higher returns will run greater risks, and vice versa. Your choice will also depend on your financial situation and knowledge.

Start as early as possible

If you can do without your money for a long period of time, it's best to start investing as soon as possible. After all, starting early allows you to make use of the power of capitalisation. That means adding the return from your investment to your capital instead of withdrawing it. This will also allow your returns from previous years to generate returns in turn.


Grafiek kapitalisatie

Blue line

You invest 10,000 euros and withdraw the 5% yield you receive each year. In this case, only the invested capital of 10,000 euros will generate returns. After 45 years, you will have 32,500 euros.

Green line

You invest 10,000 euros and reinvest the annual yield of 5% by adding it to your initial capital. After 45 years, you will have no less than 89,850 euros.


This simulation is purely illustrative and does not provide any guarantees of future returns.

Source: KBC Asset Management

Reasons to invest with KBC

Great performance
The performance of KBC' mixed funds is among the best on the market.

Effective know-how
KBC is known as an investors' bank and is the Belgian market leader in investment funds and investment-type insurance policies.

Highly accessible
Make an appointment in your KBC branch in order to start investing. You can also get started via KBC Touch or KBC Invest.

Huge product range
KBC has access to a very broad range of investment solutions, from time deposit accounts to investment funds, and introduces new investment opportunities every month.

Personalised advice
Try personal investment advice on your phone and find out quickly if investing is your thing. We'll suggest to you how to invest and save for things like your pension in keeping with your risk profile and budget.

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