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TDSR hit Singapore buyers harder than foreigners
25 Oct 2013
[SINGAPORE] The total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework seems to have had a bigger impact on private home purchases by Singaporeans...
Household debt manageable: Credit Suisse
24 Oct 2013
SWISS bank Credit Suisse waded into the debate over Singapore's household debt yesterday, taking the side of those who argued that the...
Debt servicing rule dents prices, volumes
02 Oct 2013
[SINGAPORE] The Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework has made its presence felt, crimping prices and volumes in pocket segments of...
BTO flat grant extensions targeted at lower to middle-income families
19 Aug 2013
[SINGAPORE] To enable homeowners to pay off their flats in 25 years instead of 30, the government will be extending a variety of grants to...
MAS: household debts worrying; banks sound
24 Jul 2013
[SINGAPORE] It is the mushrooming debt pile of households, more so than banks' exposure to it, that has driven the Monetary Authority of...
Ending banker-developer tie-ups
16 Jul 2013
THE latest property loan rules with a 60 per cent cap on the total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) are long-term measures aimed squarely at...
No to bank-developer tie-ups
15 Jul 2013
[SINGAPORE] The government is clamping down on a common practice where property developers and agents tie up with banks to sell property...
Loan curbs make homes 30% less affordable: Citi
11 Jul 2013
THE latest measures to ensure prudent borrowing have made residential properties less affordable for investors, said Citi in a recent...
Property love affair drives up debt levels
03 Jul 2013
[SINGAPORE] Singaporeans' obsession with property has pushed their debt levels to a steep 75 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP...
Buying second home no longer child's play
29 Jun 2013
PARENTS who try to outsmart regulators by buying properties in their children's names will find that the loophole has been closed.
Property loan pegged to total debt profile
29 Jun 2013
STARTING today, individuals who buy property will have their entire debt profile taken into account when they apply for a property loan.
DBS launches first-of-its-kind HDB home loan
01 Apr 2013
[SINGAPORE] DBS Bank is going all out to grab a bigger slice of the HDB home loan market; it's offering a first-of-its-kind HDB home loan...
Picking a home for legacy planning
01 Mar 2013
SEVEN rounds of cooling measures have been introduced for the residential market segment since September 2009, when it was clear that the...
More checks to go with private home loans
09 Feb 2013
BANKS may have to adopt tougher rules before granting loans for private home purchases. This is to ensure more financial prudence.
Cooling measures won't hit banks heavily: Citi Research
06 Feb 2013
THE latest round of property cooling measures is unlikely to impact banks heavily, with mortgage and construction loan demand expected to...
Home Sweet Loan
01 Feb 2013
As property prices rise, couples are getting help from mum and dad to buy their first home
Mortgage takers beware the twin risks of 2015
31 Jan 2013
WATCH out for 2015. That's when home-loan borrowers face higher interest rates just as an abundant supply of newly completed units comes...
For banks, homes are where the margins are
23 Jan 2013
[SINGAPORE] In a rare moment of amity, banks are enjoying better margins on home loans after scrapping subsidies in the last quarter and...
Curbs imposed on loans for HDB flats
22 Jan 2013
NEW rules governing loans for HDB flats have been rolled out to ensure buyers do not overstretch their finances.
Case for a comprehensive home insurance
07 Dec 2012
[SINGAPORE] Earthquakes, hurricanes and fires can leave a trail of devastating wreckage in their paths. And the nightmare doesn't end...
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