KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account (Cat. B*)

  • Save a fixed sum of money each month for a child, grandchild or godchild
  • Specify the date on which the money is released
  • Withdraw your savings at any time

* KBC Brussels Start2Save4 is a ‘category B’ savings account: a savings account with a maximum monthly savings amount or a balance limit.

What is a KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account?

Offered by KBC Bank NV Belgium and governed by the laws of Belgium, KBC Brussels Start2Save4 is a regulated savings account with a third-party beneficiary clause. It may be held in the name of one individual.

You can only put money into a KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account by means of a monthly savings standing order (up to 500 euros a month). Only one KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account may be opened for each beneficiary. 

Keep 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
  • revoke the beneficiary designation
  • 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 the child, grandchild or godchild buys their own home or turns 30

KBC Brussels Start2Save4 earnings

Current rates

Base rate of interest 0.75%
Fidelity bonus 1.80%

The rates shown are gross and annualised and can change at any time. Current rates are always shown above or can be obtained from your KBC Brussels branch. If the rates change, we will inform you by post or through one of our digital channels.

Savings start earning interest at the base rate on the first calendar day after the transaction date and cease to earn interest from the calendar day on which they are withdrawn. This interest is paid into your account once a year (with a value date of 1 January) or when you close your account

.You receive the fidelity bonus for amounts that remain on the savings account for 12 consecutive full months called the ‘calculation period’. When funds are withdrawn, the accruing fidelity bonuses whose acquisition date is furthest in the future will be the first to be used. 

For the first three transfers of funds per year to another regulated savings account at KBC Brussels, however, the fidelity bonus will be transferred proportionally if the following conditions are met:

  • Both savings accounts have at least one common account holder
  • The amount transferred is at least 500 euros
  • The funds are not transferred by standing order or automatic savings order

This means that the current 12-month calculation period is not ended, but continues instead on the savings account receiving the funds. In this case, too, the fidelity bonus is only awarded for amounts that remain on the relevant savings accounts for 12 consecutive months.

Every time a fidelity bonus is acquired, a new 12-month calculation period will start. The fidelity bonus rate is the interest rate prevailing on the first day of a new calculation period. That rate is fixed and remains unchanged for the entire 12-month calculation period, except when the fidelity bonus is transferred proportionally. In that case, the fidelity bonus for the remaining period is the interest rate prevailing on the day the funds go into the receiving savings account.

The fidelity bonus will be paid into your account on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October after being acquired in the preceding quarter. Any fidelity bonus acquired will also be paid when you close your account.

Features of this savings account

  • Tax-efficient: individuals who are resident in Belgium are exempt from 15% withholding tax, on the first 1,020 euros of interest earned each year (2024 income). 
  • Free of charge: there are no charges for opening and managing the account. Receiving printed account statements by post, however, costs you 2.50 euros a month if they are sent monthly or 25 euros a month if sent daily.
  • Funds available at all times: the KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account is an open-ended product and funds can be withdrawn from it at any time and without charge.
  • Automatic savings order: you can only put money into a KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account by means of a monthly standing order to transfer funds (up to 500 euros) from a current account at KBC Brussels or another financial institution. Only one such order is allowed per KBC Brussels Start2Save4 Account.


  • Insolvency risk: a maximum of 100,000 euros of your aggregate deposits with KBC Brussels are guaranteed per person, subject to certain conditions. In the event of KBC Brussels’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 our ‘Protection of deposits and financial instruments in Belgium’ brochure from your KBC Brussels branch or from
  • Inflation risk: this savings account also has an inflation risk, as sustained price increases can result in the amount deposited losing value.

Learn more

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


  • If you have a complaint, please contact KBC Brussels Complaints Management:
  • If the matter fails to be resolved through this channel, you can turn to the Ombudsman in financial conflicts (
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