Citibank Singapore offers competitive private home loan floating rate packages which are either pegged to SIBOR or Internal board rate. Among its packages, Citibank’s Internal board rate package offers the lowest current interest rate compared to the other two packages.
This package is suitable for investors or for those who are looking to sell their property after the lock-in period of 3years as the interest rate hikes up to 3.75% from the fourth year onwards. The SIBOR rate packages offer a variety of lock-in periods.
Various packages have different interest rate structures where low-lock-in period packages come at a higher interest rate. If you are a homebuyer looking to occupy the purchased property over the long term, choosing a high lock-in period can save you interest payments.
Floating interest rate loans come in two different variants in. An IBR Package is based on the bank’s own Board Rates minus a discount stated in the Letter of Offer. SIBOR rate loans fluctuate according to the Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (SIBOR) as a benchmark.
Floating Rate: Citibank’s floating rate packages are pegged to the 3-month Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (SIBOR). SIBOR rates refresh everyday. However, for home loan pricing, banks use the SIBOR rate on the first day of every month as a benchmark.
Internal Board Rate: Citibank’s internal board rate pegged package offers lower interest rate for the first three years, after which there will be an increase in interest rates. This makes Internal Board Rate packages much more suitable for short term investors than home buyers.
In this case, Investors who are planning to sell soon after the 3 year lock-in period will benefit from the low interest rates. Current Citibank board rate is 3.75%.
Fees and Charges
Citibank Bank ATMs: Transfer funds from your Citibank Bank Savings or Current accounts to make your payment at Citibank Bank branches.
Express Payment machine: Make a check or cash deposit at Citibank Bank branches.
Phone Banking: Issue instructions to have your bank account deducted to pay for your home loan with your T-PIN.
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