Best Singapore Bank Savings Interest Rate 2021

Which bank gives the highest interest rate in Singapore?

Tired of getting 0.05% p.a. interest? It is time to look for the highest interest rate for savings account in 2021.

There are lots of banks in Singapore offering savings account of different interest rates. We made it simpler for you by listing them below for you to compare.

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As you can see, the rates being offered now are much competitive than in the past years. Even the fixed deposit rates too!

Taking some time to do some research will ensure that you get a high interest rate that will keep you from losing out on your possible interest payment. Even though the amount is small, choosing a high interest bank is still crucial.

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Note: As central banks globally have reduced their interest rates significantly to prevent a slowdown in economic growth due to the outbreak of COVID-19, local banks have also revised their interest rates accordingly.

Currently, OCBC 360, UOB One, Standard Chartered Bonus$aver and BOC SmartSaver give you a higher interest if you meet their multiple requirements for bonus interest.

If you think it is too troublesome to meet the requirements, you still can go for CIMB FastSaver account. They offer 1.0% p.a. interest rate for the first $50,000 without any conditions.

Since your money is already sitting in the bank doing nothing, might as well make it work a bit harder by generating more interest.

So, which bank has the highest interest? Take some time to find the best savings account that best suits your needs.

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Best Savings Account For Young Adults

CIMB FastSaver Account

FastSaver account used to be one of the best savings accounts in Singapore, but it is no longer the case with its recent cuts in interest rates.

They still give a good 0.30% p.a. interest on the first S$75,000 without any conditions as long as you maintain a minimum deposit of S$1,000.

Other banks do require you to fulfil multiple conditions such as credit card spend, salary crediting or any online transactions in order to enjoy a higher interest on your savings.

It’s probably the best savings interest rate in Singapore, with no strings attached.

Interest accrued daily and credited monthly.

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Account Balance
Interest Rates
First S$75,000
0.30% p.a.
Above S$75,000
0.15% p.a.

CIMB StarSaver (Savings) Account

StarSaver accrued interest daily!

By maintaining a minimum of $1,000 on any given day, you get to enjoy 0.20% p.a. on the first $200,000 in your account.

Interest accrued daily and credited monthly.

Account Balance
Interest Rates
First S$200,000
0.20% p.a.
Next S$800,000
0.40% p.a.
Above S$1,000,000
0.20% p.a.

Best Savings Account For Working Adults

These savings accounts give even higher interest if you can fulfill some criteria.

Do consider using one of these accounts if your company pays salary through GIRO as you get a lot more interest on your savings.

DBS Multiplier Account

Get up to 3.00% p.a. interest on your savings (up to S$100,000) with DBS Multiplier. You just need to achieve the total eligible transactions required per month.

They have a calculator for you to easily calculate the potential interest that you can get.

Criteria: Income (Salary Credit and/or Dividends) + one of the four categories (Credit Card Spend, Home Loan Installments, Insurance, Investments).

Pros:

  • No minimum salary credit
  • No minimum card spend

Interest rate: Up to 3.00% p.a.

Max balance applicable: S$100,000

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DBS Multiplier PayLah is now available for younger customers to earn higher interest rates (0.30% p.a. to 0.40% p.a.) on their first S$10,000.

DBS Multiplier Jan 2021 Interest rate PayLah
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OCBC 360 Savings Account

Earn up to 2.38% p.a. effective interest rate on your first S$75,000 savings balance in OCBC 360. You just need to fulfill any of the categories to achieve the bonus interest.

Criteria: Fulfill any categories

  • Salary (min S$1800)
  • Save (Increase your account balance by S$500 compared to the previous month)
  • Insure (Have an eligible insurance product from OCBC)
  • Invest (Invest in eligible OCBC investment products)
  • Grow (Average daily balance for the month must be at least S$200,000)

Pros:

  • Bonus interest applicable to higher savings balance

Interest rate: Up to 2.38% p.a.

Max balance applicable: S$75,000

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UOB One Account

Get up to 2.50% p.a. interest rate on your first S$75,000 UOB One savings balance. You just need to have a minimum of S$500 spend per month (selected cards) + credit your salary (min S$2,000) OR make 3 GIRO debit transactions.

If you constantly spend at least $500 on credit card and your company still gives out your pay using cheques or cash, this account offers better interest because you can pair it with 3 monthly GIRO bills to earn even higher interest.

Criteria: Minimum S$500 card spend monthly + Salary credit (min S$2000) OR 3 monthly GIRO debit transactions

Pros:

  • Bonus interest applicable to higher savings balance
  • Able to achieve bonus interest without salary credit

Interest rate: Up to 2.50% p.a.

Max balance applicable: S$75,000

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Standard Chartered Bonus$aver Account

With Standard Chartered Bonus$aver, you can get up to 2.38% p.a. interest rate on your first S$80,000 savings balance. You just need to fulfill any of the categories to achieve the bonus interest.

Unlike others mentioned, the interest rate for Bonus$saver is applicable to the whole savings sum instead of by tranches.

Criteria: Fulfill any categories

  • Salary Credit (min S$3000)
  • Bill Payment (Pay 3 bills online: min S$50 per eligible bill payment)
  • Spend (Min S$500 Credit Cards spend)
  • Invest (Min. S$30,000 subscription sum for an Eligible Unit Trust)
  • Insure (Min. S$12,000 annual premium for an Eligible Insurance Policy)

Pros:

  • Bonus interest applicable to higher savings balance
  • High bonus interest for credit card spend

Interest rate: Up to 2.38% p.a.

Max balance applicable: S$80,000

Standard Chartered Bonus$aver Account - Mar 2021
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BOC SmartSaver Account

SmartSaver is best suited for high spender (above $1,500) and high income earner (above $6,000).

You can consider this account if you charge at least $1500 to your credit card and have a salary above $6000.

Get up to 3.00% p.a. interest rate on your first S$80,000 savings balance. You just need to fulfill any of the categories to achieve the bonus interest.

Criteria: Fulfill any categories

1. Wealth Bonus Interest: Purchase the eligible insurance products to meet the minimum amount to enjoy the wealth bonus interest at 1.50% p.a. for 12 consecutive months.

2. Card Spend Bonus Interest: Spend at least S$500 on your Debit or Credit Cards during the calendar month to get 0.30% p.a. or above S$1500 to get 0.50% p.a.

3. Salary Crediting Bonus Interest: Salary credit of S$2,000 to S$6,000 to get 0.30% p.a. or S$6,000 and above for 0.50% p.a.

4. Payment Bonus Interest: Pay 3 bills online (min S$30 per eligible bill payment)

5. Extra Savings Interest: Enjoy 0.40% p.a. extra bonus interest when you fulfill any one of the requirements for Card Spend, Salary Crediting or Payment bonus interest, only applicable to your account balance above S$80,000 up to a maximum of S$1,000,000.

Pros:

  • Bonus interest is applicable to the first S$80,000 instead of going by tiers

Interest rate: Up to 3.00% p.a.

Max balance applicable: S$80,000

Savings Account With Good Interest Rate

Standard Chartered e$aver Account

StandChart e$aver offers you a high bonus interest rate with no lock-in period when you bring in incremental fresh funds.

You can treat it like a short term fixed deposit :D

Click here to see the latest interest rate.

Maybank iSAVvy Savings Account

If your average daily balance is above S$5000, iSAVvy‘s interest-on-interest allows you to earn a higher effective interest rate.

It is much better than those regular savings account mentioned below that only offers 0.05% p.a. base interest.

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OCBC Bonus Plus Account

OCBC Bonus+ gives you better interest for not withdrawing the money.

You earn 0.40% p.a. on your entire account balance when you don’t withdraw any amount and also deposit a minimum of S$500 monthly.

2 types of bonus interest:

  • 0.25% p.a. Savings bonus interest: When you do not make any withdrawals + deposit at least S$500.
  • 0.10% p.a. No-withdrawal bonus interest: When you do not make any withdrawals.

Base interest: for months when you need to access your money, you will receive the base interest of 0.05% per year.

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Base Interest Savings Account

Plus! Savings Account

Plus! Savings used to offer slightly better rates than POSB and UOB savings, but it too has reduced their interest.

Account Balance
Interest Rates
First S$50,000
0.05% p.a.
Next S$450,000
0.05% p.a.
Above S$500,000
0.05% p.a.

POSB/DBS Savings Account

I bet you still have POSB/DBS savings account. It is still good for everyday use.

Account Balance
Interest Rates
First $10,000
0.05% p.a.
Next $90,000
0.05% p.a.
Next $250,000
0.05% p.a.
Next $650,000
0.05% p.a.
Remaining balance above $1,000,000
0.05% p.a.

UOB Saving Account

UOB savings is similar to POSB/DBS savings. Offering low rates.

Account Balance
Interest Rates
First S$15,000
0.05% p.a.
Next S$85,000
0.05% p.a.
Next S$250,000
0.05% p.a.
Above S$350,000
0.05% p.a.

Finding Singapore’s high-interest savings account just takes some work as the interest rate offered really differs by quite a bit across different banks.

Just choose one of the higher interest rate accounts and take the time to open that account.

If you have some spare cash, you might want to check out the fixed deposit promotions page too.

We will update this page periodically to reflect the changes in savings account interest rates offered by the banks, so bookmark us and visit us often!

The interest rates are subjected to periodic reviews at the bank’s discretion. Please check with the respective banks’ websites before committing your money to them.

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