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Old 18-02-2019, 03:31 PM   #2971
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Anything to buy now
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Old 18-02-2019, 03:31 PM   #2972
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What u going to do
Yup i already have maxigain. Do have a sum of money there and i think the interest there is quite good, so I don't intend to draw any money from there as it will cause the interest to drop. So I intend to just let it grow there.
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Old 18-02-2019, 03:32 PM   #2973
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Whats the min age for a bank acc
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Old 18-02-2019, 06:34 PM   #2974
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Whats the min age for a bank acc
For cimb fast saver is 16 years old
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Old 18-02-2019, 08:25 PM   #2975
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Or is it all FD are simple interest, only maybank and scb are compounding?
Those are not fixed deposits. You can put in and withdraw money anytime.
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Old 18-02-2019, 10:08 PM   #2976
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Why go for 12m FD at 1.9% only. Rates are rising. Might as well go for maybank at 2.0% in Feb. Thereafter, surely others will no less than 1.9% for savings account, like SCB.
SCB has like slabs, 1st 50k something, incremental something and max is only 1.9%. I would rather lock in 1.9% for my entire amount for 1 yr. So I am going with CIMB.

Edit: I noticed ICBC has 1.98%, but dont have an account with them. I guess, I will open one, it is worth the effort since I plan to deposit about 100k so it is $100 extra compared to CIMB

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Old 18-02-2019, 10:45 PM   #2977
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Those are not fixed deposits. You can put in and withdraw money anytime.
Woah better than FD with compounding and able to withdraw every quarter or so?

Good stuff man!

@revhappy: ICBC is 1.98% min 20k but to register saving account, i suggest you queue early when their bank open at ~10am? or else, you have to wait 2 hrs as they are really slow
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Old 18-02-2019, 11:01 PM   #2978
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Woah better than FD with compounding and able to withdraw every quarter or so?

Good stuff man!

@revhappy: ICBC is 1.98% min 20k but to register saving account, i suggest you queue early when their bank open at ~10am? or else, you have to wait 2 hrs as they are really slow
Thanks, I was planning to go after lunch tomorrow to their Raffles place branch.

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Old 19-02-2019, 12:35 AM   #2979
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Can somebody please explain this jargon to me about CIMB why wait deposit?

In the event of early termination of any WWFD-i arrangement for any Eligible Account, the account
holder(s) agree that the Murabahah Sale Price (after deducting the Security Deposit) payable by the Bank
will be reduced in accordance with the CIMB Bank Terms and Conditions Governing the Operations of
Deposits Account (as may be amended, varied or supplemented from time to time) (“Deposit Terms and
Conditions”) as follows:
(a) if the tenure of deposit is 3 months and below, early withdrawal will be allowed by the Bank subject
to the account holder’s agreement to provide rebate/ibra’ in which case no profit shall be paid;
(b) if the tenure of deposit is 4 months and above, and withdrawal is made before completion of 3 months,
the account holder agrees to provide rebate/ibra’ in which case no profit shall be paid;
(c) other than the above circumstances, if withdrawal is made before maturity, the account holder agrees
to provide rebate/ibra’ based on the following formula:
Rebate/Ibra’ = Murabahah Sale Price – [(P x R% x t/T x 50%) + P]
Murabahah Sale Price = Principal + Profit (upon maturity)
P = Principal (amount of deposit)
R = Profit rate (%)
t = Tenure (based on completed months)
Is security deposit same as rebate/ibra? If I hold for more than 3months, it seems I will be paid pro rated of 1.9% - 50% so like 0.95% PA?

This seems better than other deposit products that pay almost nothing in case of early withdrawal?

https://www.cimbbank.com.sg/content/...o-20190122.pdf
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Old 19-02-2019, 01:49 PM   #2980
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I came to ICBC bank branch at raffles place, only 3 people ahead of me, but very slow. Already 1hr, my turn just came.

I realised ICBC has step up account that offers 1.95% interest that is paid quarterly, this is better than the normal 1.98% FD because I can break it earlier and I can atleast get until that quarter end interest, so I guess I will go with it.

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Old 19-02-2019, 03:31 PM   #2981
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What u going to do
What do u mean? I have both maxigain and icbc 1.95% per annum FD for now
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Old 21-02-2019, 10:17 AM   #2982
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It seems ICBC deposit rates page is blank and I am not getting OTP from ICBC mobile banking. This seems like a 3rd world country bank. It took 2 hrs for them to open my account and their internet banking not reliable.
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Old 21-02-2019, 08:00 PM   #2983
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Woah better than FD with compounding and able to withdraw every quarter or so?

Good stuff man!
The catch is, the offer is only available for a short time, 1 or 2 months each time.
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Old 21-02-2019, 08:00 PM   #2984
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It seems ICBC deposit rates page is blank and I am not getting OTP from ICBC mobile banking. This seems like a 3rd world country bank. It took 2 hrs for them to open my account and their internet banking not reliable.
"NIL." Maybe they decided not to take SGD fixed deposits anymore
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Old 21-02-2019, 09:42 PM   #2985
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"NIL." Maybe they decided not to take SGD fixed deposits anymore
I realized, my mobile sms authentication was disabled. I was able to place FD after coming home in the evening, using the token. I chose the step up 1 yr max 2.1% effective 1.95% FD.

I dont know why the website says NIL, but online banking has the FDs. Maybe they are making some updates but there was a bug while publishing.
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