In this month’s search of The Best Fixed Deposits of April 2020, some readers have highlighted to me that DBS Bank is offering fixed deposit interest rates as high as 1.40% per annum. This is slightly lower than what MayBank have to offer at 1.45% per annum but it is still attractive.
When you navigate to the DBS Bank Rates Online for Fixed Deposits, a banner that says “Revision of SGD Fixed Deposit interest rates from 2 April 2020. Click here for information on revised rates.” will appear at the top of the web page as shown in the below screenshot. Clicking on the link opens a PDF document that shows the revised interest rates. Alternatively, you can lookup the interest rate that you will get on the web page itself.
Based on a deposit of S$10,000 at the interest rate of 1.40% per annum for 12 months, you will receive S$140 at maturity. It is very strange but if you decided to do a longer placement of 18 months, 24 months or longer, the interest rate gets lower as shown in the table below.