London Special: Conversations with John Murphy, Director of City Docklands Global

This August, City Docklands Global, the Asian arm of City Docklands Limited, celebrates the launch of their Canary Wharf, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. In just a year, the company has increased its reach in Asia, a culmination of the…

How to finance a property in London with a Singapore bank

In recent years, Singaporeans have been one of the biggest buyers of London properties, favouring new-built and luxury flats. Due to its stable residential development and a naturally competitive market, London continues to be a safe haven…

How much is it to construct a home in various cities in the world?

With HDB flats being so expensive in Singapore, have you ever wondered how much it would cost to build one? Or how would it fare against the prices of other high-rise flats around the world? Well if you are curious about that, read on! As…

UOB Suspends Financing Services for London Properties

The United Overseas Bank (UOB) is the first bank in Singapore to announce its suspension of loans programme for properties in London, due to the instability of the current market. This decision comes as no surprise as the United Kingdom…

U.S. Fed Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

On Wednesday, the federal reserve kept their rates unchanged once again. The decision reflects their ongoing concerns surrounding a stall in US employment and inflation, the possible Britain's Brexit and its potential impacts on the global…

The Currency War: Is It Better To Finance Malaysian Properties In SGD or MYR?

Singapore and Malaysia are two countries that offer property investors the advantages of border proximity, ease of transportation, and close economic ties. With Singapore still ranking as the world’s most expensive city to live in (EIU),…

International Property Financing

Many local banks have introduced foreign property loans in view of the rising trend of Singaporeans looking outside the little red dot to invest. These investors are usually attracted to their chosen host country due to the less restrictive…

Australian Property Financing

There has been an increasing trend of Singaporeans looking outside of Singapore to park their wealth in real estate - either as their dream retirement home, a place for their children who are university bound to stay in, or as an investment…