The Best Fixed Deposits of July 2020

The Best Fixed Deposits of May 2020

Looking for the best fixed deposits in July 2020 in Singapore? There are varying fixed deposit promotions in terms of interest rates, tenure period offered by the banks in July 2020.

The 1 year interest rate for August 2020 Singapore Savings Bonds has fallen as low as 0.27%, thus any of the fixed deposits promotion below will beat the Singapore Savings Bonds.

I have shared many other financial instruments that is similar to what fixed deposits can offer.  One good alternative is buying an endowment plan. The latest one is NTUC Income Gro Capital Ease which offers you a guaranteed return of 1.85% per annum over 2 years.

Endowment plans guarantee your capital upon maturity which is similar to what fixed deposits offer.

In May, I have signed up for a Singlife account, which is an insurance savings plan that offers you 2.5% p.a. for up to S$10,000. The interests paid in May and June was S$18.72 and S$20.29 respectively based on a deposit of S$10,000.

I have heard of Endowus Cash Smart and FSMOne’s Auto-Sweep account that offers higher interest rates but since I have not read them in detailed, I am not going to compare against them here.

The current low interest rates offered by most banks remained unattractive to me. Nevertheless, if you still prefer traditional fixed deposits, below are the best fixed deposits promotion that I have found for July 2020. My preferred fixed deposits below is DBS given that it offers the highest interest rate per annum for a 12 month placement.

DBS Fixed Deposit

Interest Rate: Refer below, Minimum Placement: S$1,000, Promotion Valid Until: Not stated

Based on the interests rates published on 18th June 2020, the rates have been updated.

For a minimum amount of S$1,000, you can perform a fixed deposit placement with DBS. For a 12 months placement of S$10,000 at 1.15% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$115.

DBS Fixed Deposit Interest Rates July 2020

MayBank iSAVvy Time Deposit

Interest Rate: 0.90% (12 months) or 1.15% (24 months), Minimum Placement: S$25,000, Promotion Valid Until: Not stated

As shared previously, MayBank had decided to do away with their traditional time deposit and replace with the iSAVvy Time Deposit.

This promotion is valid from 1st July 2020 onwards for a minimum placement amount of S$25,000 in iSAVvy Time Deposit via Maybank Mobile/Online Banking (for individuals only).

For a 12 months placement of S$25,000 at 0.90% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$225.

For a 24 months placement of S$25,000 at 1.15% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$578.31.

Hong Leong Finance Deposit Promotion

Interest Rate: Up to 0.65%, Minimum Placement: S$20,000, Promotion Valid Until: Not stated

For 8 months placement of S$20,000 at 0.60% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$80.00.

Deposit Amount3 month8 month
S$20,000 to < S$100,0000.35%0.60%
S$100,000 and above0.40%0.65%

UOB Time Deposit

Interest Rate: 0.90%, Minimum Placement: S$20,000, Promotion Valid Until: 30th July 2020

There is no changes to the fixed deposit promotion offered by UOB. The interest rate remains the same as June.

For 10 months placement of S$20,000 at 0.90% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$150.00.

Minimum Placement (Fresh Funds)TenorPromotional Rate
S$20,00010 months0.90% p.a.

OCBC Time Deposit

Interest Rate: 0.80%, Minimum Placement: S$5,000, Promotion Valid Until: 30th July 2020

OCBC has reduced their fixed deposit rate from 0.85% p.a. in June to 0.80% p.a. in July.

Minimum Placement (Fresh Funds)TenorPromotional Rate
S$5,00012 months0.80% p.a.

For 12 months placement of S$5,000 at 0.80% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$40.00.

Standard Chartered Bank Singapore Dollar Time Deposit

Interest Rate: 0.40% to 0.50%, Minimum Placement: S$25,000, Promotion Valid Until: 7th July 2020

For 6 months placement of S$25,000 at 0.30% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$37.50.

If you happen to be a priority banking customer, for 6 months placement of S$25,000 at 0.40% p.a., the interest that you will receive upon maturity is S$50.00.

Minimum PlacementTenurePromotional RatePriority Banking Preferential Rate
S$25,0006 months0.30% p.a.0.40% p.a.

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