Keeping your investments safeguarded is our top priority. In the event something happens to DEGIRO, your investments will not be treated as recoverable assets to creditors.
Keeping your investments safeguarded is our top priority. That is why we use a separate legal entity (SPV) to segregate your assets. This means they are held separate from the assets of DEGIRO. The sole task of this entity is to administer and safeguard your investments. By law, it cannot perform any commercial activities. In the event that something would happen to DEGIRO, your investments will not be treated as recoverable assets to DEGIRO's creditors and will remain in the safekeeping of the separate entity. This entity will hold your assets with third parties. Where possible or legally required, DEGIRO will require these third parties to provide for asset segregation so as to protect the investments of the clients of DEGIRO against their bankruptcy. Rules with regard to asset segregation are different in every country (both within the EU and outside the EU). If there is no asset segregation in relation to a third party in the custody chain, then the financial instruments held with that third party might be lost in case of the bankruptcy of that party. For more information, please see ISI – Investment Services.
DEGIRO is not a bank but an investment firm. A bank may use the money that clients keep with it for its own (business) purposes, loans to third parties and other investments. Since this carries forth a risk, the deposit guarantee system is available for banks.
Because DEGIRO is not a bank, it is not allowed to hold the money of clients on its own balance sheet or use it for its own investments. You thus do not keep money at DEGIRO. Money that DEGIRO receives from you is immediately invested in a Money Market Fund.
Money Market Funds are investment funds that aim, with as little risk as possible, to achieve a return that is equal to the regular market rate in the currency concerned. The value of these funds may fluctuate, just as with any other investment. If you do not want to invest or invest less in Money Market Funds, you can invest the value into other Financial Instruments of your choice or you can give DEGIRO the instruction to book money back to your bank account.
All assets within the Money Market Funds are held separately from the fund issuer and therefore do not run any risk in the event of bankruptcy of DEGIRO or the issuer. For more information about Money Market Funds you can click here.
DEGIRO clients' assets are segregated in separate entities and thus protected against insolvency of DEGIRO. In the unlikely event that the segregated assets cannot be returned to clients, DEGIRO falls under the German Investor Compensation Scheme, which compensates any losses from non-returned assets up to 90% (with a maximum of EUR 20,000).
Furthermore, any money deposited on a DEGIRO Cash Account with flatexDEGIRO Bank AG will be guaranteed up to an amount of EUR 100,000 under the German Deposit Guarantee Scheme
Information about the German Investor Protection Scheme and the German Deposit Guarantee Scheme can be found in English on the BaFin website here.
The flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch, which operates under the name DEGIRO, is the Dutch branch of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. flatexDEGIRO Bank AG is primarily supervised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). In the Netherlands, flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch is subject to integrity supervision by DNB and the supervision of AFM.
Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your invested funds. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience. This is not investment advice.
Investing places your capital at risk. Read our full warning here.
We want to empower people to become the best investors they can be. By offering a universe of possibilities and choices on our user-friendly platform, we are removing barriers to make investing accessible to everyone: beginners or experts. You get access to a wide variety of products on more than 50 global exchanges to have the freedom to invest the way you like. In our world, you also get great value for money. So, without compromising an inch on the quality, security and range of our investment services, we offer incredibly low fees. Prioritising your needs has helped us become the leading European online broker. Our 2.5+ million clients and 100+ international awards are proof of our success.
This communication is issued on behalf of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG and has been approved as a financial promotion on 3rd August 2023, for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services Market Act 2000 (FSMA), by Resolution Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:574048). flatexDEGIRO Bank AG is an overseas firm which is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. This means that the FCA Rules made under FSMA for the protection of retail clients do not apply to the services provided by flatexDEGIRO Bank AG but investors are instead protected under applicable German law and Dutch law rules that apply to flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. Investors are not protected by the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
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Terms and conditions for the £100 transaction fees offer
If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 1st of August 2023, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to £100. The following conditions apply to this offer:
Acceptance of offer conditions
By participating in the offer, the client automatically accepts the offer conditions and terms. DEGIRO may terminate the campaign prematurely or change the campaign conditions. DEGIRO will communicate any changes via the website.
Participation in the offer is open to all clients who have activated an account at DEGIRO on or before the 31st of July 2023.