The effective interest rate for October 2023 Singapore Savings Bonds (SBOCT23 GX23100T) is 3.16% if you held it for 10 years. This is a significant increase of 0.10% as compared to SBSEP23 GX23090F effective interest rate of 3.06%. If you notice from the chart above, the interest rate is slowly creeping up since July.
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 of Singapore Savings Bond after 1 year, the effective interest rate is 3.05%. 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 allow 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.
Stocks Café has been around since 2015. I have been using it to track my dividends since 2018.
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.
Compare SBOCT23 GX23100T with UOB Stash Account
The UOB Stash Account Promotion is still ongoing.
Here is a recap of how the UOB Stash Account’s bonus interest will add up.
|Monthly Average Balance||Base interest (p.a.)||Bonus interest (p.a.)||Total interest (p.a.)|
Unless you have more than $100K to invest, I suggest that you go for the Singapore Savings Bond because the current issue gives you 3.16% p.a. which is 0.16% higher than 3.00% offered by UOB Stash Account.
Again, do your maths before investing into Singapore Savings Bonds or UOB Stash Account.