The effective interest rate for March 2023 Singapore Savings Bonds (SBMAR23 GX23030A) is 2.90% if you held it for 10 years. As you can see from the graph above, the interest rate continue to decline. The interest rate for SBMAR23 is 0.07% lesser than SBFEB23.
If you want to know how to predict the future interest rate of Singapore Savings Bonds, you can read more at Predict Singapore Savings Bonds Interest Rate.
The minimum amount which you can purchase the Singapore Savings Bond is S$500. If you decide to hold and sell the current issue (SBMAR23 GX23030A) after 1 year, the effective interest rate is 2.76%. There is no lock in period and thus you can sell it anytime.
|Year from issue date||Interest %||Average return per year %*|
*At the end of each year, on a compounded basis.
Singapore Savings Bonds is a good investment to complement your other savings and investments due to the fact that it is near to zero risks.
Tracking Singapore Savings Bonds via Stocks Café
My favourite website, Stocks Café has allows adding of Singapore Savings Bonds into your portfolio. If you didn’t know, I signed up as a Friend of Stocks Café as my most favourite feature of Stocks Café is the automated tracking of dividends payout.
This is the forth year that I continue to use Stocks Café to track my dividends.
Tracking Singapore Savings Bonds via My Savings Bonds Portal
MAS has launched My Savings Bonds Portal where you can track your Singapore Savings Bonds purchases separately from your stock purchases. I have done up a simple guide here. (Read more: Guide to My Savings Bonds Portal)
Compare Singapore Savings Bonds Interest Rates
If you have bought previous issues of Singapore Savings Bonds, you can compare them with this month’s issue. Read more here Compare Singapore Savings Bonds Interest Rates.
SBMAR23 GX23030A Versus CIMB February 2023 SGD Fixed Deposit
The interest rate for first year of SBMAR23 is 2.76% per annum versus CIMB 12 months interest rate of 3.45% per annum if you are a personal banking customer.
Needless to compare, the interest rate for CIMB Bank SGD Fixed Deposit is so much higher than what SBMAR23 offered for a 12 months placement.
I am probably going to skip this month’s issue of Singapore Savings Bond.