Investing in a UK property: What's your strategy?

International investments of residential properties are undoubtedly becoming more popular. More often to collect extra rental income or capital appreciation rather than occupying the property, there is an increasing number of Singaporeans who…

Why the craze over en bloc sales?

If you were to flip through any newspaper, or to scroll through any newsfeed on your devices, there is a high chance of you coming across some kind of news about en-bloc sales in Singapore.With all the en-bloc craze and your friends going…

20 housing types in Singapore — Do you know them all? (Part II)

This is the continuation of a two-part series. If you have not read the Part I of this series, which we talked about Singapore’s public and hybrid housing types such as HDB flats, ECs, DBSS flats and HUDC flats, you can find out more about…

20 housing types in Singapore — Do you know them all? (Part I)

Ever wondered what are the types of properties available in Singapore? Despite the fact that over 80% of Singapore’s resident population live in public housing aka the HDB flats, there is still a great diversity of housing types available…

Conversations with: Pam Chuang, GoBear

If you are someone who visits comparison websites when looking at various financial products such as travel insurance and credit cards, you would most likely have come across GoBear.If that doesn’t ring a bell, then surely the iconic (and…

Conversations with: Seow Kek Wee, Head of Investment, Unicorn Financial Solutions

The world of financial planning and advisory can be an intimidating one to foray into. With much criticism on unethical practices by financial advisors here, we exercise extra caution for fear that we’ll fall prey to a bad apple.What makes…

UK Special: Trust me, I'm an estate agent...

If you have yet to buy your first overseas investment property, you may have heard of the horror stories from those who have. From blowing £185 to change a lightbulb (approx. S$394) to paying close to S$20,000 for a furnishing package on a…

A guide to Standard Chartered home loans in Singapore

There are various banks in Singapore offering customers different interest rate packages for its home loans, and it can be a confusing process for buyers when choosing a package. Where does Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) stand as compared to…

5 clauses you shouldn't miss when refinancing your mortgage

Refinancing your home loan: Here’s what you need to know Refinancing a loan can help you to save thousands on your mortgage payments, but that is not the case for all loans! Before diving into refinancing, there are a few important conditions…

What should you look out for in your home loan?

Buying a new property? Here’s what you need to look out for in your home loan A house is probably the first big ticket item purchase for every young Singaporean chasing the “BTO Dream”. However, having a roof over your head in a city…