MeDirect Express Savings Account

0,07% net (0,10% gross)
Base rate
Free
Open and manage
Every 3 months
Interest Paid
A savings account with one clear interest rate. The base interest rate will be paid every 3 months. Your savings are accessible at all times. The ideal solution for those who want to deposit their savings temporarily and still get a base interest rate in return.
MeDirect Express Savings Account

Additional information

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Duration: open-ended
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Immediate access to your savings
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The interest rates of our savings account might change, but this will be communicated by e-mail in due time and you can always consult these on our website.
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Risk: Deposits on savings accounts at MeDirect Bank NV/SA (state of origin: Belgium, under Belgium law) are protected up to a maximum of 100.000 EUR under the Belgian deposit guarantee scheme. In the event of the Bank's insolvency (e.g., if it goes into bankruptcy), you run the risk of losing any deposits you have over 100,000 EUR, or their amount could be reduced or converted into shares (bail-in). Find out more in the Deposits Protection Information Sheet.
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The Express Savings accounts is a non-regulated savings accounts. This means that the account is not exempt from withholding tax on the first 980 EUR of interest per person. However MeDirect always mentions the net rate after 30% withholding tax so that customers can easily compare net rates with other savings accounts.
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Any complaints can be directed: to complaints@medirect.be in the first instance or at the Consumer Ombudsman Service: North Gate II, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 8, bus 1, B-1000 Brussels. - Tel: 02 / 702.52.00 - E-mail contact@consumentenombudsdienst.be
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What is a non-regulated savings account?

A non-regulated savings account is a savings account that does not fall under the regulations of a regulated savings account. It means that there is no obligation to split the interest rate in a base rate and a fidelity premium and the currency does not have to be necessarily in Euro. Interest is paid quarterly.

That also means, however, that the account is not exempt from withholding tax on the first €980 of interest. The applicable withholding tax is 30% and applies to the full amount of interest paid. MeDirect already handles this withholding tax for its customers and always mentions the net interest rates, after withholding tax.

The following savings accounts are ‘non-regulated saving accounts’:

  • Express Savings Account
  • ME3 Savings Account
  • ME6 Savings Account

Term deposit accounts also fall under the regulations of the ‘non-regulated savings account’. As for the MeDirect regulated savings account, the Belgian deposit guarantee scheme also applies for the MeDirect non-regulated savings accounts up to a maximum of €100.000.

Can I move money between different currencies?

If you have MeDirect accounts denominated in different currencies, you can move money between these accounts from the tab “My transactions” and then selecting the option “Move money”. Now select the box ‘Between my accounts’ and follow the further instructions. Given the fact that both accounts have a different currency, MeDirect applies an indicative rate that includes a margin of 0.50%.

What type of accounts can I open?

MeDirect offers four different types of accounts:

  • When you become a MeDirect client, we automatically open a Cash Account for you. This account allows you to easily manage incoming and outgoing payments yourself.
  • With the MeDirect investment account you can transfer, shares, bonds, trackers and investment funds to the MeDirect platform and buy or sell them, as well as start investing in our model portfolios. For each model portfolio we open a separate portfolio. On your investment account you can find information about the current value and transaction costs of your investments, as well as an estimate of the unrealised profit or losses of every security separately and also per investment account.
  • If you choose online wealth management a separate portfolio will be created.
  • MeDirect Fidelity Savings is a savings account those who want to save and receive a basic interest from day 1 with in addition a fidelity premium. You will receive the latter for every deposit that is on the account for 12 consecutive months. Interest is exempt from withholding tax up to and including €960 per person. For interests that exceed this amount a withholding tax of 15% is applicable. Click here to check the current interest rate. Base rate is paid annually. The fidelity premium will be deposited on your account on the first day of the following quarter.
  • The Express Savings Account gives you immediate access to your savings: you can withdraw your money at any time. It is available in EUR and offers one clear and high interest rate. Click here to check the current interest rate. Interest on the Express Savings Account is paid quarterly.
  • The ME3 Savings Account is a savings account where you can withdraw money with a three-month notice period. It is available in EUR and allows you to benefit from a competitive savings rate. Click here to check the current interest rate. Interest on the ME3 Savings Account is paid quarterly.
  • The ME6 Savings Account is a savings account where you can withdraw money with a 6 month notice period. Deposits can be made at any time. This account is available in EUR and allows you to benefit from a competitive savings rate. Click here to check the current interest rate. The interest on the ME6 Savings Account is paid quarterly.
  • The Fixed Term Deposit guarantees a fixed interest rate for a fixed term of up to five years. Fixed Term Deposits are available in three currencies: EUR, USD and GBP. Click here to check the current interest rates. Interest on Fixed Term Deposits is paid annually.