Welcome to Martin Lee @ Sg, a place where I pen my thoughts on investing, trading, insurance and all other types of financial matters. The focus is more on Singapore, as this is where I am currently based. I have extensive experience in investing : ... [Read More...]


Action Required for Pinnacle Notes Investors

This is a followup of my earlier post : Settlement for Pinnacle Notes Holders Background: The Pinnacle Notes is one of those structured products (together with Minibonds) that blew up during the 2008 financial crisis. If you are a Pinnacle Notes investor who purchased either series 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 or 10 between the period of 1st Jan 2006 and 31st Dec 2010, you will be entitled to the compensation that are recovered during the class action suit settlement. This is applicable even if you had already received some partial compensation from other sources. However, it is important that … [Read More...]

NTUC Special Care (Down Syndrome)

NTUC SpecialCare (Down Syndrome) Insurance

It is not easy for parents of children with Down Syndrome to obtain insurance coverage for their children. SpecialCare (Down Syndrome) is a new insurance plan launched by NTUC Income designed to give coverage to children with Down Syndrome. Besides having the common features of a personal accident insurance plan, this plan also offers benefits such as paying for medical expenses to treat specific infectious diseases (eg. hand, foot and mouth disease and dengue fever), paying for … [Read More...]


Seven Top Scams in Singapore

Recently, there has been an email impersonation scam involving the Singapore Police Force. How the scam works is that scammers will send emails from the email address [email protected] to various recipients. In the email, a fake officer claiming to be from the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) will inform the recipient that he has committed financial fraud and needs to respond to the email within 48 hours. The police advised that anyone receiving such emails should ignore them and … [Read More...]


Fixed Deposits Promotions 2014

There was quite a fair bit of interest in my previous post on the POSB 1.5% p.a. savings promotion, so I thought I can update you on some of the other fixed deposit rates right now. Generally, interest rates are slowly creeping up with the end of qualitative easing in the US. These are some […]


POSB 1.5% Savings Promotion

POSB is currently running a promotion where they will give 1.5% p.a. interest on a topup to a POSB or DBS savings account. The topup amount can be between $1000 and $20000 and will earn interest at the rate of 1.5% p.a. for 6 months. How to Qualify Register by 22 Dec 2014. Complete a […]


Settlement for Pinnacle Notes Holders

Good news for Pinnacle Notes investors. Kirby McInerney LLP has announced a settlement of US$20 million for their Pinnacle Notes litigation with Morgan Stanley. As the case was a class action suit, retail investors in Singapore who bought the defaulted Pinnacle Notes series 1,2,3,6,7, 9 and 10 may be eligible for some compensation. This applies […]