OCBC 360 account used to be the best savings account in town giving you a maximum yield of 3.25% per year until they decided to revise their criteria on the interest rates. You can read more about it here OCBC 360 Account Makes Earning Additional Interest More and So Complicated. Other banks such as UOB has came up their own version of step up interest accounts using the similar concept and the idea is no longer fresh and new.
Today, I received an sms from OCBC regarding its changes to the OCBC 360 account. The website says “upgrading the way you grow your wealth” but I think its downgrading the way I grow my wealth because I shall be earning less interests due to the changes.
OCBC are making five changes to the OCBC 360 Account with effect from 1st April 2017. With this update, you will earn up to 3.05% per year on the first S$70,000 of your account balance, instead of up to 3.25% per year on the first S$60,000.
I have tabulated the current and changes side by side for better comparison. Read More