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First Batch of Singapore Savings Bonds Available Today

The first batch of Singapore Savings Bonds will be available for purchase at 6pm today. For more details of the yield, you can check the SSB website from 330pm onwards. Roughly, it should be around: 1 year - 0.99% p.a. 2 years - 1.11% p.a. 5 years - 2.17% p.a. 10 years - 2.85% p.a. The yield of 2.17% p.a. given to you for holding the Singapore Savings Bonds for 5 years also means that products such as this LIC 5-year endowment giving 1.92% p.a. are no longer attractive. The application process can be found here: Applying for Singapore Savings Bonds Edited on … [Read More...]

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Aspial Bond 2015

A few days ago, Aspial announced that they will be issuing a retail bond. The offering comprises a public retail tranche of up to S$50 million and a placement tranche of up to S$25 million for institutional investors. The offer can be doubled to S$150 million in the event of over-subscription. The net proceeds from the offer will be used for general corporate funding purposes, working capital and capital expenditure requirements, and investments. These five-year bonds come with fixed … [Read More...]

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Free Bus, MRT, LRT rides for POSB cardholders every Friday

POSB is giving away free public transport rides (train and bus) every Friday till the end of the year to their cardholders. To qualify for the free rides, cardholders will have to link their POSB Everyday Credit Cards or their PAssion POSB Debit Cards with EZ-Reload. EZ-Reload is a facility which allows these cards to be topped up automatically. The existing 50,000 cardholders who are already signed up with EZ-Reload will automatically get the free rides on Fridays. Another 50,000 … [Read More...]

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First Singapore Savings Bond to be Issued in Oct 2015

Edited : 22/07/2015 at 9am If you have been waiting for news about when the first Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) will be launched, you might want to know that MAS has announced that the first Singapore Savings Bond will be issued on 1st Oct, 2015. Retail investors will be able to apply for them from 1st September […]

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Household Check for Medishield Life Subsidies

For the soon to be launched Medishield Life, lower and middle income families will be receiving some subsidies to help cover the increase in premiums. Eligibility Criteria for MediShield Life Premium Subsidies for Lower- to Middle-Income Households Have a household monthly income per person of $2,600 or less per month; and Annual Value of residence […]

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Applying for Singapore Savings Bonds

Yesterday, MAS released more details on the Singapore Savings Bonds that I wrote about earlier. To apply, you will need two things: A bank account with either DBS/POSB, UOB and OCBC. An individual Central Depository (CDP) Securities account with direct crediting service (DCS) setup. Direct Crediting Service (DCS) allows you to credit your Singapore-dollar dividend payments […]