ING Focus Plan
Build up a handsome sum in capital by putting a small amount aside each month via an investment plan.
- Tailored risk: You choose how much risk you want to take. The funds you invest in are adapted accordingly.
- Choice of amount and duration: You choose how much to invest from a minimum of 25 euros per month, and for how long. You can decide to stop at any time.
- Free management: Opening, tracking and changing your investment plan? They are all free of charge.
- No capital guarantee: We cannot guarantee that you will get the money you deposit back.
Can I stop my ING Focus Plan before maturity?
Yes, whenever you want. Simply contact either your branch or our help desk on +32 2 464 60 04. We will then cancel the standing order for your ING Focus Plan immediately. Any and all investments you purchased up to this date remain in your possession. You will receive the potential return of these investments when you sell them.
Is it possible to see how my ING Focus Plan is doing?
Absolutely. You can track the performance of your investment plan via the “My investments” option in Home’Bank and ING Smart Banking. You can also request asset statements, offering a summary of the performance of all your investments, pension savings plans and investment insurance policies.
Why do I need a securities account?
You need a securities account for managing your investments. It is not a bank account but an online file in which we centralise information about your investments. When you apply for an ING Focus Plan, we will automatically link a securities account to your ING current account. The securities account will have the same number as your current account. If you already have a securities account, we will add your new investments to it. Your securities account is free during the first year. After that, you pay 14.52 euros per year (VAT incl.).
How do I receive the return of my ING Focus Plan?
The return of your ING Focus Plan is paid into the current account or investment account linked to your securities account once your ING Focus Plan reaches maturity (or is stopped early) and your investments are sold. Contact your branch or our help desk to arrange this.
Can I skip one or more payments?
Yes, no problem. You can temporarily stop the standing order of your ING Focus Plan. Simply get in touch with us via your branch or our help desk. You can choose how long to suspend payments. After that period, you do not need to take any steps to reinstate your standing order: that will happen automatically.
Can I make additional deposits into my ING Focus Plan?
No. However, you can purchase additional units of the same fund in which you invest via your ING Focus Plan. You can do this via Home’Bank. You can also purchase units of other funds. Please note: these investments will remain entirely separate from your ING Focus Plan.
Will the return of my investments be paid into my account every year?
No. Any return will remain in your investments for the duration of your ING Focus Plan. If you want (part) of your potential return on your account, you will need to sell (certain units of) your investments.
ING Focus Plan is a (non-fiscal) periodical savings scheme offered (subject to acceptance by ING Belgium SA/nv and to mutual agreement) by: ING Belgium SA/nv – Bank. Registered office: avenue Marnix 24, B-1000 Brussels – Brussels RPM/RPR – VAT: BE 0403.200.393 – BIC: BBRUBEBB – IBAN: BE45 3109 1560 2789.
With this plan, instalments are invested in units of capitalisation funds (sub-funds) under Belgian or Luxembourg law (with an indefinite term). Our experts rigorously select the sub-funds offered under this scheme. This range is subject to revision at any time (before and after subscription subject to prior notice).
*Funds means an “undertaking for collective investment” (= UCI). UCI is a general term which refers to institutions that obtain their financial resources from the public and whose business consists in managing a portfolio of financial instruments. The term “funds” therefore includes both ICVC (variable capital) and ICFC (fixed capital) investment companies and mutual funds as well as their sub-funds.
Objective: Each sub-fund of the underlying fund has its own investment objective*.
Risks: The sub-funds of the underlying fund imply respective risks to be taken into consideration*. The occurrence of one of these risks can impact negatively on the net value of your portfolio. No guarantee is given that returns will be obtained and/or that the initial stake will be recovered.
Term and amount: The minimum term of Focus Plan is one year. However, the plan may be terminated at any time free of charge. The minimum investment amount is 25 euros per deposit.
Charges: Issue charges: 3%. Running costs (including annual management fee): the annual fee varies depending on the sub-fund(s) chosen*. Safekeeping fees (custody fees): 0% per annum.
Taxation (under current legislation): Taxation: depends on the sub-fund(s)chosen*. General rule for sub-funds: Tax on stock exchange transactions in the event of redemption (capitalisation shares): 1.32% (with a max. of 2,000 euros). Rates currently in force, variable before and after subscription, subject to prior notice.
Such taxation applies to private individuals who reside in Belgium. Taxation depends on the individual situation of each customer and can be modified subsequently.
The net asset value of the sub-fund funds concerned by the Focus Plan is calculated in Belgium each bank working day. The net asset value is published every public banking business day in Belgium in the financial press, as well as on the BeAMA website (http://www.beama.be/en/nav). It is also available at the Management Company’s registered address and over the counter from your financial services provider.
Identity of financial broker: Each sub-fund fund offered through Focus Plan has its own financial broker*.
*To read more, please go to the relevant section in the documents providing key information for
investors for the fund of the sub-fund(s) chosen.
Complaints department: If you have a complaint, please contact ING – Complaint Management – Cours Saint Michel, 60 – 1040 Brussels. If you are still dissatisfied, please contact the Ombudsman , North Gate II, Avenue Roi Albert II 8, 1000 Brussels. (www. ombudsfin.be).
Before subscribing, please read the following documents for the ICVC sub-fund(s) selected:
- The prospectus
- The key investor information document
- The latest periodic report
These documents are compiled in French, Dutch, English and German and are available from your ING branch by calling 02 464 60 04, as well as on www.ing.be > Investments > Investment plans > ING Focus Plan.
Important information: This advertising message is a public offer and does not constitute investment advice in accordance with Article 46, 9° and 10° of the law of 6 April 1995 on the status and supervision of investment companies, nor savings and investment insurance advice in accordance with the Royal Decree of 21 February 2014 on the terms of application to the insurance sector of Articles 27 to 28bis of the law of 2 August 2002 on the supervision of the financial sector and financial services. Customers should assess this information for themselves in the light of their own individual situation, taking account of their financial situation and their investment objectives. Customers remain solely and fully liable for the use they choose to make of such information and the consequences of their decisions. ING Bank Belgium does not in principle provide investment services for US Persons.
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