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How is interest on Flexible Accounts calculated and paid?

The currency of each Flexible Account we offer (EUR, USD and GBP) represents a different Money Market Fund (MMF) in which you invest when adding money. The interest rate varies amongst these different types of Flexible Accounts depending on the performance of the respective MMF. Each Fund has different performance and it fluctuates every day, which leads to daily changing yields. The interest rate is expressed in the form of Annual Percentage Yield (APY).

The APY indicates how much your money could grow if you held the investment for an entire year and the yield remained constant (which in practice does not) after deducting the applicable fees. The APY is updated daily in the app based on the performance of the fund on the previous day, which is provided by the fund manager. The APY is calculated by deducting from the fund's yield of the previous day the relevant fees. Fees vary depending on the MMF, your subscription plan and region. For more information, please review the MMF Ex-ante Costs & Charges Disclosure.

The interest you earn and the fees you pay are calculated on a daily basis by applying the APY to the principal invested in the MMF. You'll only see the interest earned reflected in your Flexible Account when the net interest amount is more than €0.01 (or respective currency)  .

When you add money into your Flexible Account, you issue a buy order in the respective MMF and you'll start earning interest the day after it reaches the fund manager. If you submit orders before 10 am EET on a business day, your money will reach the fund manager on the same day. Otherwise, it will reach the fund manager on the next business day. 

For example, if you invest €10,000 on a given business day (Day 1) at 9 am EET into your EUR Flexible Account with an APY of 3%, this would mean you'd have €10,001.64 on Day 3.

Day 1: €10,000

Day 2: €10,000 + (€10,000 X 3%/365) = €10,000.82

Day 3: €10,000.82 + (€10,000 X 3%/365) = €10,001.64

This is an estimation. The exact calculation may differ depending on the time of investment, bank holidays, and more.