The effective interest rate for May 2023 Singapore Savings Bonds (SBMAY23 GX23050W) is 3.07% if you held it for 10 years. The effective interest rate has fallen by 0.18% as compared to 3.15% last month.
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 (SBMAY23 GX23050W) after 1 year, the effective interest rate is 3.03%. 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.
SBMAY23 GX23050W Versus China Taiping e-Save
The latest tranche of China Taiping e-Save is giving you a return of 4.10% for one year.
Thus, the endowment plan China Taiping e-Save is the clear winner here as the one year return for SBMAY23 is only a mere 3.03%.
SBMAY23 GX23050W Versus CIMB April 2023 SGD Fixed Deposit
The interest rate for first year of SBMAY23 is 3.03% per annum versus CIMB 12 months interest rate of 3.45% per annum if you are a personal banking customer.
The interest rate for CIMB Bank April 2023 SGD Fixed Deposit is still higher than what Singapore Savings Bond (SBMAY23) offers for a 12 months placement.
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.