Singapore Savings Bond May 2023 Almost Fully Subscribed: No Ceiling Amount

Following April 2023’s Singapore Saving Bond’s (SSB) oversubscription, May 2023 SSB is almost completely subscribed with S$697.2 million allotted out of the S$700 million tranche. This is a subscription level of 99.6% which means there is no ceiling amount.

Applicants would have gotten whatever amount they applied for except those who applied beyond the individual limit of S$200,000 per person across all SSBs. There was actually S$705.5 million applied for, which means quite a few people applied for amounts beyond the maximum S$200,000 of SSBs a single person can hold.

Past SSBs

For comparison, here are the average returns per year given by recent SSBs:

Past SSBs

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
June 20232.81 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81 2.81
July 20232.76 2.76 2.76 2.76 2.76 2.76 2.76 2.78 2.81 2.82
August 20232.97 2.97 2.97 2.97 2.97 2.97 2.97 2.98 2.98 2.99
September 20233.01 3.01 3.01 3.01 3.01 3.01 3.01 3.02 3.04 3.06
October 20233.05 3.05 3.05 3.05 3.05 3.05 3.06 3.09 3.13 3.16
November 20233.21 3.21 3.21 3.21 3.21 3.21 3.22 3.25 3.29 3.32
December 20233.30 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.31 3.34 3.37 3.40
January 20243.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.02 3.05 3.07
February 20242.72 2.72 2.72 2.72 2.72 2.72 2.72 2.75 2.78 2.81
March 20242.74 2.74 2.74 2.74 2.74 2.74 2.75 2.79 2.84 2.88
April 20242.95 2.95 2.95 2.95 2.95 2.95 2.96 2.99 3.02 3.04
See More Past SSBs

Year From Issue Date12345678910
May 20220.861.491.721.841.911.962.012.042.062.09
Jun 20221.431.922.162.302.372.432.462.492.512.53
Jul 20221.692.162.372.472.542.602.632.662.692.71
Aug 20222.002.422.632.742.822.882.922.952.973.00
Sep 20222.632.672.682.692.692.712.732.752.782.80
Oct 20222.602.602.602.622.642.662.682.702.732.75
Nov 20223.083.113.143.153.163.173.183.193.203.21
Dec 20223.263.263.273.343.393.423.443.453.463.47
Jan 20232.952.952.953.023.093.133.163.193.233.26
Feb 20232.842.842.842.842.842.842.862.902.942.97
Mar 20232.762.762.762.762.762.762.782.822.862.90
Apr 20233.013.013.013.013.013.013.033.073.123.15
May 20233.033.033.033.033.033.033.033.043.063.07

Average return per year %

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June 2023 SSB looks to be weaker

Next month’s SSB looks a tad weaker with rates expected to be quite a bit under the 3% mark April and May 2023 SSBs have given us. Subscribe to the Telegram for more updates on savings deals and products.

While the lower rates next month look unattractive relative to other instruments in the market right now, SSBs remain a tool that provide decent rates for as long as 10 years while maintaining nearly full liquidity.

The drop in rates should in fact be a reminder that rates may not remain as high as it is now, and if you have funds that you want to set aside in a very conservative manner for up to a decade or so, SSBs may be one of your best options.

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