What is the best home loan in Singapore in 2020?

When it comes to buying your home, it goes without saying that we want to (and should) rack in as much savings as humanly possible and get the best home loan in Singapore. We are talking about something that takes 2-3 decades to pay off after all!  It is possibly the biggest purchase of our lifetime.

Resources on the best home loan topic typically withhold vital information (such as rates from 2nd year onwards or minimum loan amount etc), but not this guide. Here, we have gathered and analyzed over 100 mortgage loan packages across 16 banks in Singapore to help you find one that tailors to your situation best.

This article only has one aim: to equip you with the information you need to make an informed decision as a savvy consumer. If you would like to clarify your doubts with a professional mortgage advisor at any point, feel free to click on any of the buttons to fill in the form.

Contents

    • The best interest rates for each of the different type of property and homeowner

List of all home loan packages in Singapore

The table below provides the raw data which includes all the housing loan interest rates in Singapore, updated almost real-time. You can click on the topmost row to sort it by interest rate, from the cheapest home loan to the most expensive one. However, as savvy consumers, we know that the cheapest may not be the best. Since you are here because you are looking for the best home loan in Singapore, we are not going to leave you at this. Scroll down further or refer to the table of contents above to help you navigate your way through. Each table provides the breakdown of the bits and pieces of each home loan package that you need to take note of. Remember to consider your own needs as you go along.

*Monthly instalment below based on $100,000 loan amount over 30 years loan tenor

A major factor

A home loan is very different from the typical unsecured loans you see, such as personal or renovation loan where the calculation is based on flat add-on method.

Instead of looking at interest rate first (like most people do), it will be wise to shift your attention to ‘rate type’ instead.

You wouldn’t look at airfares and exclaim, “Why is this business class ticket so much more expensive than this economy class ticket!?”, would you? You understand that business class is more premium and understandably commands a higher rate. Likewise, the type of home loan you are getting determines the interest rate you should expect.

Fixed-rate bank loan packages come with higher interest rates than floating rates packages. SIBOR, SOR and the other unfamiliar looking names all belong to the category of floating rates. In a nutshell, there are 2 main categories: fixed rate and floating rates home loan.

Here, we zoom into the best rates for each of the different types of property and homeowners.

Best Fixed rate home loan for HDB

This table shows the best-fixed rates during the current period. In this category, the 5 banks that emerge as winners are Standard Chartered Bank, Maybank, DBS, Hong Leong Finance, and HSBC.

Fixed rates home loan packages are popular because they provide the stability and security to hedge against other financial risks we may carry. The take-up rate is especially high during uncertain economic times. The security a fixed rate mortgage offers is offset by the higher premiums it commands. Fixed rates are usually more expensive than floating rates by about 0.3% annual interest. For a loan of $500,000, this translates to approximately $1500 a year. Fixed rates mortgages have interest rates that can be fixed for a period of 1 to 5 years, though in recent years, 5-years fixed rates have become a rare sight.

After the lock-in period, interest rates become ‘floating’ which makes them the same as their floating rates package counterparts. In essence, reference rates  (aside from HDB Board) are all of the same nature. (More on that later)

BankStandard Chartered BankHSBCHong Leong FinanceDBSMaybank
Lock in2 Years3 Years2 Years5 Years5 Years
Year 11.280% (Fixed)1.450% (Fixed)1.450%  (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 2 1.280% (Fixed)1.450% (Fixed)1.450% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 31.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.450% (Fixed)1.750% (Board)1.500% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 41.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.500% (1M SIBOR + 1.250%)2.200% (Board)1.500% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 51.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.500% (1M SIBOR + 1.250%)2.200% (Board)1.500% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Thereafter1.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.500% (1M SIBOR + 1.250%)2.200% (Board)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)2.750% (Board)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

>$200k – 1k cash rebate

>$500k – 2k cash rebate

>$1.5mil – 2.5k cash rebate

$200k minimum – 1k cash rebate≥$250k – 2k cash rebate0.4% of loan amount (capped 2k)

>$1mil – 2.5k cash rebate

Minimum loan $500,000$800,000$100,000$100,000$100,000
RemarksMin Loan for Priority Banking – 300k

FDR36: 0.720%

1M SIBOR: 0.25% (as of Oct 2020)Valuation not required, in-house valuation for refinancingFHR24: 0.900%
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Best Board rate home loan for HDB

Board rates, in a nutshell, are determined internally by the banks. For that reason, some people find them to be lacking in transparency and less favourable as a loan option. However, their rates can get very attractive at times.

[Note: Previously, banks offered FD pegged rates for mortgages where home loan rates are pegged to each bank’s FD rates—which are dependent on the amount and duration of the deposit placed. FD loans were popular as banks are less inclined to raise FD rates as it represents a cost to them when they do so.

Recently, however, many banks have turned towards offering board rate home loans instead to match up with market movements, thus leaving DBS as the only bank with FD pegged loans in this table.] 

BankStandard Chartered BankRHBRHBOCBCHong Leong Finance
Lock in2 Years2 Years3 Years2 Years2 Years
Year 11.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.150% (Board)1.250% (Board)1.298% (3M SORA + 1.200%)1.400% (Board)
Year 21.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.150% (Board)1.350% (Board)1.398% (3M SORA + 1.300%)1.400% (Board)
Year 31.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.650% (Board)1.350% (Board)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.400%)1.400% (Board)
Year 41.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)2.280% (Board)2.280% (Board)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.400%)2.200% (Board)
Year 51.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)2.280% (Board)2.280% (Board)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.400%)2.200% (Board)
Thereafter1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)2.280% (Board)2.280% (Board)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.400%)2.200% (Board)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil- 2k

0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k, min. 600k)0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k, min. 600k)>$300k – 1.8k cash rebate1k (min. 200k)
Minimum loan$800,000$400,000$200,000$200,000$100,000
RemarksFDR36: 0.720%3M SORA:
0.0998% (as of Oct 2020)
Valuation not required, in-house valuation for refinancing
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Best Sibor rate home (Floating) loan for HDB

With reference to the table below, it is recommended to consider Maybank’s, HSBC’s, and Standard Chartered’s loan packages if you are a prospective HDB buyer interested in loan rates that move in tandem with reference rates like SIBOR.

The Singapore Inter-Bank Offered Rate, or more commonly known as SIBOR, is an interest rate whereby banks offer to lend unsecured funds to other banks within the Singapore interbank market. While this means greater transparency as SIBOR rates are readily available online, your interest payments can increase or decrease based on SIBOR rates and a review by banks every few months.

As SIBOR rates are the same across banks, banks typically differentiate their SIBOR rate loans by having different spreads and incentives. In the case of SIBOR home loan rates, the relatively better ones are Standard Chartered Bank’s 3-month and HSBC’s 1-month with a margin of 0.750%-1.000% (for the first 3 years).

At the time of writing, the 1-month SIBOR is about 0.40%, lower than the current FHR 24 of 0.900%. (The low SIBOR rate is unusual and a result of the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.) With SIBOR rates so closely linked to the U.S. dollar (USD) and such rates are expected to increase due to U.S. economy’s recovery, perhaps we can explore and analyze other more predictable loans before making the final decision.

BankStandard Chartered BankHSBCMaybankHSBCStandard Chartered Bank
Lock in2 Years2 Years1 Year2 Years2 Years
Year 11.157% (3M SIBOR +0.750%)1.250% (1M SIBOR + 1.000%)1.257% (3M SIBOR + 0.850%)1.300% (3M SIBOR + 1.050%)1.307% (3M SIBOR + 0.900%)
Year 21.157% (3M SIBOR +0.750%)1.250% (1M SIBOR + 1.000%)1.257% (3M SIBOR + 0.850%)1.300% (3M SIBOR + 1.050%)1.307% (3M SIBOR + 0.900%)
Year 31.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR + 1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.300% (3M SIBOR + 1.050%)1.307% (3M SIBOR + 0.900%)
Year 41.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR + 1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.300% (3M SIBOR + 1.050%)1.307% (3M SIBOR + 0.900%)
Year 51.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR + 1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.300% (3M SIBOR + 1.050%)1.307% (3M SIBOR + 0.900%)
Thereafter1.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR + 1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.300% (3M SIBOR + 1.050%)1.307% (3M SIBOR + 0.900%)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

>$200k – 1k

>$500k – 2k

>$1.5mil – 2.5k

0.4% of loan amount (capped 2k)

>$1mil – 2.5k cash rebate

>$200k – 1k

>$500k – 2k

>$1.5mil – 2.5k

≥$400k -0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k –  1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

Minimum loan$800,000$800,000$100,000$200,000$500,000
RemarksMin. Loan for Priority Banking
– 600k

3M SIBOR:
0.40% (as of Oct 2020)

1M SIBOR:
0.25% (as of Oct 2020)
3M SIBOR:
0.40% (as of Oct 2020)
1M SIBOR:
0.25% (as of Oct 2020)
MortgageOne Interest Offset Feature

Min. Loan for Priority Banking
– 300k

3M SIBOR: 0.40% (as of Oct 2020)

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For HDB home buyers, other than the offerings by the various banks in Singapore, you can opt to borrow the money for the home purchase from HDB itself (Be sure to check out your eligibility first). It may be tempting to obtain your loan from HDB but it may not always be the best option. And when it comes to something as important as a home loan, you definitely want to do a bit more due diligence. HDB is not without its cons. Think about it, banks are commercial entities that require a huge amount of funds to carry out lucrative investments on their part. Hence they are willing to offer very attractive interest rates to get your business, not to mention that there are 15 other banks competing with them for your business. In such a competitive situation, consumers become the biggest beneficiary. On the other hand, HDB offers you stability in rates at the expense of higher interest payments. For more information, check out our ultimate HDB home loan guide to better decide what’s best for you.

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Best fixed rate home loan for Private Properties

When it comes to financing your property purchase, HDB and private properties differ in terms of down payment, cash requirements, loan quantum, etc. For private properties, the following banks appear to be providing borrowers with the best-fixed rate home loan packages. With interest rates ranging from 1.250% to 2.000%, you will have a monthly mortgage repayment sum of around $1,941 to $2,119 for a 25-year home loan of $500,000.

Typically, fixed-rate loans in Singapore hold interest rates constant for up to 3 years. Thereafter, interest rates become “floating’ and will vary daily or periodically according to reference rates like SIBOR.

BankStandard Chartered BankStandard Chartered BankCIMBHSBCDBS
Lock in3 Years2 Years2 Years3 Years5 Years
Year 11.250% (Fixed)1.280% (Fixed)1.300% (Fixed)1.450% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 21.250% (Fixed)1.280% (Fixed)1.300% (Fixed)1.450% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 31.250% (Fixed)1.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)2.000% (Board)1.450% (Fixed)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 41.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)2.000% (Board)1.500% (1M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.500% (Fixed)
Year 51.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)2.000% (Board)1.500% (1M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.500% (Fixed)
Thereafter1.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)1.720% (FDR36 + 1.000%)2.000% (Board)1.500% (1M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

0.3% of loan amount (capped 2k)>$200k – 1k

>$500k – 2k

>$1.5mil – 2.5k

≥$250k – 2k
Minimum loan$1,000,000$500,000$200,000$800,000$100,000
RemarksFDR36: 0.720%

Min. Loan for Priority Banking
– $800k

FDR36: 0.720%

Min. Loan for Priority Banking
– $300k

CIMB Preferred only with
$250k AUM
1M SIBOR:
0.25% (as of Oct 2020)
FHR24: 0.900%
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Best Sibor rate (Floating) home loan for Private Properties

For this category of loan, do note that these loans are strictly for completed properties and not applicable to buildings under construction. If you are keen on loans for buildings under construction, keep reading as they will be elaborated later in this article!

As mentioned, there are 1M and 3M SIBOR rates available. If you foresee that interest rates will rise in the future, choose a long-term rate. Conversely, we would advise you to go with a short-term rate in a declining to flat rate environment.

BankStandard Chartered BankHSBCMaybankCitibankOCBC
Lock in2 Years2 Years1 Year2 Years2 Years
Year 11.057% (3M SIBOR +0.650%)1.250% (1M SIBOR +1.000%)1.257% (3M SIBOR + 0.850%)1.400% (1M SIBOR + 1.150%)1.407% (3M SIBOR + 1.000%)
Year 21.057% (3M SIBOR +0.650%)1.250% (1M SIBOR +1.000%)1.257% (3M SIBOR + 0.850%)1.400% (1M SIBOR + 1.150%)1.407% (3M SIBOR + 1.000%)
Year 31.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR +1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.400% (1M SIBOR + 1.150%)1.407% (3M SIBOR + 1.000%)
Year 41.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR +1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.400% (1M SIBOR + 1.150%)1.407% (3M SIBOR + 1.000%)
Year 51.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR +1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.400% (1M SIBOR + 1.150%)1.407% (3M SIBOR + 1.000%)
Thereafter1.407% (3M SIBOR +1.000%)1.250% (1M SIBOR +1.000%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.400% (1M SIBOR + 1.150%)1.407% (3M SIBOR + 1.000%)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

>$200k – 1k

>$500k – 2k

>$1.5mil – 2.5k

0.40% of loan amount (capped 2k)

>$1mil – 2.5k cash rebate

0.20% of loan amount (capped 2.5k)>$500k – 2k

>$1.5mil – 2.5k

Minimum loan$1,500,000 $800,000$100,000$800,000$300,000
RemarksMin Loan for Priority Banking
– 1.2mil3M SIBOR: 0.40% (as of Oct 2020)
1M SIBOR: 0.25% (as of Oct 2020)3M SIBOR: 0.40% (as of Oct 2020)Mortgage Interest Offset Account where 50% of your deposits earns the same interest as the mortgage interest

If interest drops < 0.85%, 0.85% Stands

1M SIBOR: 0.25% (as of Oct 2020)

3M SIBOR: 0.40% (as of Oct 2020)
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Private property buyers form the largest group of all consumers looking at bank loans in Singapore. Your choice of home loan will really vary vastly on an individual level. For example, if you are well-read with the trends around the economic situation in Singapore and are very optimistic about its future, you will opt for the floating rate interest packages so you can take advantage of the lower interest rates that soon follows. Having a strong understanding of the happenings of the world would be most helpful as well because Singapore’s economy is closely tied to that of the rest of the world, particularly the US.  On the other hand, if you are more conservative or think that things are going to get gloomier in the foreseeable future, then you obviously want to lock in your current rates as long as possible with the fixed rates packages.

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Best Board rate (Floating) home loan for Private Properties

As you might have noticed in the table below, board rates, though belonging to the category of floating rates, are not pegged to any reference rates. As mentioned above, these rates are determined internally by the banks.

BankStandard Chartered BankRHBStandard Chartered BankOCBCDBS
Lock in2 Years2 Years2 Years1 Year2 Years
Year 11.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.150% (Board)1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.450% (Board)1.500% (FHR24 + 0.600%)
Year 21.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.150% (Board)1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.550% (Board)1.500% (FHR24 + 0.600%)
Year 31.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.650% (Board)1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.750% (Board)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)
Year 41.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)2.280% (Board)1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.950% (Board)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)
Year 51.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)2.280% (Board)1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.950% (Board)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)
Thereafter1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)2.280% (Board)1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.950% (Board)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k, min, 600k)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

>$500k – 2k

>$1.5mil – 2.5k

≥$500k – 2k

≥$1m – 2.5k

≥$1.5m – 2.8k

Minimum loan$800,000$400,000$100,000$300,000$100,000
RemarksFDR36: 0.720%FDR36: 0.720%FHR24: 0.900%
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Best home loan for Buildings Under Construction (BUC)

While properties that are still under construction may have more risks than a completed property, developers often incentivize buyers with per-square-foot discounts, absorption of stamp duties, or other administrative costs. Besides the monetary savings arising from an early purchase, you may be able to benefit from a lower interest rate as well—BUC loan rates are not necessarily higher when compared with loans for completed properties.

Besides the possibility of conversion when the property receives its TOP, note that there are loan packages that are not valid for buildings under construction.

BankStandard Chartered BankOCBCDBSMaybankOCBC
Lock inNo Lock InNo Lock InNo Lock InNo Lock InNo Lock In
Year 11.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.207% (3M SIBOR + 0.800%)1.250% (FHR24 + 0.350%)1.257% (3M SIBOR + 0.850%)1.298% (3M SORA + 1.200%)
Year 21.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.207% (3M SIBOR + 0.800%)1.250% (FHR24 + 0.350%)1.257% (3M SIBOR + 0.850%)1.398% (3M SORA + 1.200%)
Year 31.000% (FDR36 + 0.280%)1.207% (3M SIBOR + 0.800%)1.250% (FHR24 + 0.350%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.300%)
Year 41.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.207% (3M SIBOR + 0.800%)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.300%)
Year 51.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.207% (3M SIBOR + 0.800%)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.300%)
Thereafter1.400% (FDR36 + 0.680%)1.207% (3M SIBOR + 0.800%)1.800% (FHR24 + 0.900%)1.657% (3M SIBOR + 1.250%)1.498% (3M SORA + 1.300%)
Legal subsidy (Refinance)≥$400k – 0.4% of loan amount (capped 1.8k)

≥$500k – 1.8k

≥$1mil – 2k

>$500k – 2k

>$1.5m – 2.5k

≥$500k – 2k

≥$1mil – 2.5k

≥$1.5mil – 2.8k

0.4% of loan amount (capped 2k, cash rebate)
Minimum loan$800,000$300,000$300,000$100,000$300,000
RemarksFDR36: 0.720%3M SIBOR: 0.40% (as of Oct 2020)FHR24: 0.900%3M SIBOR: 0.40% (as of Oct 2020)3M SORA: 0.098% (as of Oct 2020)
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Summary of the Best home loan across all categories

If you are getting a HDB flat and securing $500k in loans, monthly rates can start off as low as about $1,609, with about $412 going into interest repayment at the initial phase. If you are buying a private property and securing $1mil in loans, monthly rates can start off as low as $3,216 with about $822 going into interest repayment, assuming loan tenure period of 30 years. As for the type of rate, fixed rates and fixed deposit pegged rates packages look to be good choices at this point. Your choice of bank boils down to conditions that you need to fulfil and perks you prefer to have. However, bear in mind that rates move very rapidly. This table* offers a ballpark but to get the latest rates, you can speak to our mortgage advisors.

*from year 1 to year 3 of loan

Fixed ratesFloating rates (Sibor, Board, FD)
Best loan for:RatesBanksRates Banks
HDB1.280%-1.750%Hong Leong Finance, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC1.000%-1.407%Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, RHB
Private Properties1.250%-2.000%Standard Chartered, CIMB1.000%-1.650%Standard Chartered Bank, RHB
Refinancing1.250%-2.000%Standard Chartered, CIMB, HSBC, Hong Leong Finance1.000%-1.650%Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, RHB
Buildings Under ConstructionNANA1.000%-1.250%DBS, OCBC, Standard Chartered Bank
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Do note that you need to check your TDSR to make sure that you are allowed to borrow the amount you require! Don’t forget to get your Approval-in-Principle (AIP) before you go shopping for a property. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises you may be in for.

Best home loan for foreigners

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I would love to say that there is a financing plan tailored especially for foreigners, but there simply isn’t. Even so, we still included this section because we have many non-locals asking what is the best home loan for them. In those cases, we make certain assumptions. For example, if you are not exactly well versed and in tune with the economic movements in Singapore, it is recommended that one goes for SIBOR or SOR type home loan. Both of them are pegged to a benchmark is vastly determined by economic conditions, thereby removing the need for the borrower of such loan to monitor the situation every so often. Some find SOR an even better pegged-rate than the other because SOR is linked to the US economy that our western friends may have a better understanding of. Classic investment principle applies here, put your money where you know best.

Best home loan for 1st time home buyers

For 1st time buyers, it is advised that you go with a stable interest rate package. They are easy to understand and provides more security. In this current economic climate fraught with uncertainties, it may be wise to maintain a certain level of stability when it comes to a home loan. This will ensure that your financial portfolio is not overly risky by balancing out the risk you may have in other areas of your life such as career etc.

Best home loan for investors

if you are a little savvier with the property market, you can opt for the riskier floating interest rates. Of course, more risk always translates to better rewards. You can consider board rates or even fixed deposit pegged rates. These packages allow you to bail out quickly and switch to another loan package fast, which makes it suitable for someone who follows the market very closely. On top of that, if you have more cash on your hand and seeks some stability of your portfolio, fixed deposit pegged home loan is usually a good bet. If deposit rates go up, you no doubt pay more for your mortgage loan, but you also earn more interest from your savings account. Through this strategy, you hedge your financial risks. 

Last but not least 

One more thing to note before you set off; you also need to get yourself familiar with the various terms that are attached to any home loan package, including things such as your reference rates, lock-in period, reimbursement clauses and so on. Think of it as buying an air ticket and checking if extra luggage allowance is included, or meals are catered and etc. Of course, it is more complicated for home loans. For more information, check out more by reading the fine print for home loans.

If you are refinancing your home loan and want to find the best refinancing rates package, there are again another set of guidelines you have to be aware of. Check out our ultimate refinancing guide in this case.

Lastly, you may want to know that banks roll out home loan promotions from time to time based on their supply and demand for funds. Hence, it pays to be updated of their interest rates regularly if you are looking to buy/refinance your home soon. Revised daily, the table you see above is about as updated as it can get when it comes to all the home loan packages in Singapore, (sometimes even more so than the published rates of banks themselves.) Be sure to bookmark this page and check out the latest rates in 2020 !!

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate. You must not rely on this information to make a financial or investment decision. Before making any decision, we recommend you consult a professional advisor to take into account your particular objectives, financial situation and individual needs.

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