Thursday, August 16, 2012

CPF maintains interest rate on Ordinary Account savings

SINGAPORE: All CPF members will continue to receive a risk-free interest rate of 2.5 per cent on their Ordinary Account savings from 1 October to 31 December.

The CPF Board said the computed interest rate, derived from the major local banks' interest rates for the three-month period from 1 May to 31 July worked out to be 0.16 per cent per annum.

As this is below the legislated minimum of 2.50 per cent per annum, the Ordinary Account interest rate for October to December will remain unchanged at the legislated minimum of 2.50 per cent per annum.

In addition, an extra 1 per cent interest will continue to be paid on the first S$60,000 of a member's combined balances, with up to S$20,000 from the Ordinary Account.

The extra interest from the Ordinary Account will go into the member's Special or Retirement Account to enhance his retirement savings.

The concessionary interest rate for HDB mortgage loans, which is pegged at 0.1 percentage point above the CPF interest rate for the Ordinary Account, will remain unchanged at 2.60 per cent per annum from 1 October to 31 December.

For more information, the public can visit or call the CPF Call Centre at 1800-227-1188.

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