In 1998 the first online investment site in Belgium was launched under the name VMS-Keytrade. It was an immediate success and a meteoric rise. In 2002, VMS-Keytrade became Keytrade Bank and acquired its banking status by taking over RealBank.
In 2005, Keytrade Bank was taken over by the Crelan Group and became a 100% subsidiary. Today, and since June 2016, Keytrade Bank is part of the Arkéa Group.
Since its creation, Keytrade Bank has experienced uninterrupted growth, demonstrating the robustness of its business model. Its business model is to successfully combine client-investor profitability with that of the bank.
Keytrade Bank offers a wide range of tailor-made financial products and services to all those who want to manage their finances themselves. In a transparent and simple way.
Keytrade Bank designs and implements innovative and easy-to-use online tools, allowing clients to get the maximum return at the lowest possible cost, while giving them the opportunity to interact with professionals whenever it suits them. Keytrade Bank has the ambition to be the preferred bank for autonomous people.
Keytrade Bank has the ambition to grow and develop by addressing an ever-increasing number of clients. The penetration of the internet in Belgian households, as well as the growing attention of consumers at transparent prices and reduced costs, offer it a significant potential.
The strategic objective is to develop Keytrade Bank as an online financial one-stop-shop enabling the consumer to easily find the financial product (current account, shares, funds and sicavs, savings accounts, term accounts, structured products, insurance...) that suits him best.