May 2023’s Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) has relatively consistent returns regardless of the tenure you hold it for. Average returns stand at 3.03% p.a. if you hold the bond for any period of time up to 7 years, and increases slightly to a maximum of 3.07% p.a. if you hold it for the entire 10-year duration.
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|Average return per year %*||3.03||3.03||3.03||3.03||3.03||3.03||3.03||3.04||3.06||3.07|
SBMAY23 GX23050W Bond Details
Past SSBs compared
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The ceiling amount was relatively high at S$69,000, and it seems like May 2023 SSB will have a similar ceiling amount given that the returns are similar to April’s SSB.
This month’s SSB is a good, very low risk way of getting around 3% p.a. returns for up to 10 years. It may not be as attractive as fixed deposits or bank accounts, but the relatively long tenure makes it a unique tool for safe and steady returns.
Note that applying early does not confer you any priority in the allotment process, so it is more ideal to apply nearer to the closing date. This is because your funds are deducted from your account at the point of application, and you do not get any interest for such funds.
|Opening Date||Closing Date||Allotment||Issuance|
|1st business day of month (6PM)||4th last business day of the month (9PM)||3rd last business day of the month (after 3PM)||1st business day of the following month (end of day)|
|1st April 2023 (6PM)||25th April 2023 (9PM)||26th April 2023 (after 3PM)||2nd May 2023 (by end of day)|
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