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Investment diamonds. Save without losing purchasing power

06 Jul 21

Many investors are looking for safety and good investments with an acceptable return. Are saving insurances the best product? Are investment diamonds an alternative? Below we take a look at these two types of investment.

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Saving accounts: decrease in interest rates and taxation

Recent studies of KBC and Ageas show that, despite the low guaranteed minimum tax, the tak21-savings are on the rise. Legally, an insurer may return up to maximum 2 percent, possibly supplemented by an annual bonus or profit sharing, which depends on the results of the insurer. A number of factors may explain the success of saving insurance products: the even lower interest rates on saving accounts, capital guarantee, protection of the paid-up capital and the turmoil in financial markets.

Not only have the interest rates on saving accounts been taken down in the last years, also the yields guaranteed by insurance companies are declining. An important question is whether such an adjustment is only valid for new premiums, or even for premiums paid in the past. Before closing a saving insurance, it is important to inform about the system the insurer is using, as this can vary by provider.

A saving insurance is withholding tax on income unless the sum of money remains at the account for at least eight years. Despite the fact that a saving insurance is an investment with a favorable tax regime, for each premium deposit 2 percent tax will be deducted.

Are investment diamonds an alternative?

Taking all costs and charges into account, saving insurances are a solution for risk-averse investors. After all, you are sure no capital loss is looming and you invest in the long term.

It is advisable to invest a portion of its assets in the long term and diverse the investment portfolio in a sufficient way. Certainty and long term are the key words when it comes to investment diamonds. Moreover the capital gains generated will not be taxed when reselling.

More information about the advantages of investment diamonds can be found here. Over the past 10 years BNT Diamonds has built up an expertise on investment diamonds and rely on a team of professional advisers.

Fabienne Rauw
About Fabienne Rauw
BNT Diamonds Antwerp

Fabienne, manager of the German market is able to guide every client with finding the right jewel. She takes care of most of the German orders, but also takes other task on her plate. Thanks to her six years of experience at BNT Diamonds she acquainted well with the product and the marketing around it. Her degree in PR ensures that BNT Diamonds is well presented across all media channels. For anyone looking into a new investment opportunity, Fabienne is the perfect guide in this process. No question will be left unanswered, and she will help you every step of the way.

With this article, BNT Diamonds strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.