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Questions tagged [singapore]

This country tag is to be used for any question that is specific to or only relevant within Singapore

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Transfer Money to NRO account via third party

I moved to Singapore recently. Can I transfer fund to NRO account via third party remittance service like Instarem ?
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If I work as a freelancer, do I need a company to invoice my customer?

I am from Malaysia. Recently, I found a company in Singapore that wants to hire me as a freelancer. How should we do the payments? I have a bank account in Singapore and I am wondering if there will ...
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Is a large credit limit on a credit card dangerous if credit card details are hacked and leaked?

Suppose the bank got hacked and credit card details are leaked to hackers. Is it dangerous to have a large credit limit because hackers may use the credit card to go on a spending spree? Would it be ...
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Pension build up as a foreigner in Singapore

I am a 30 year old moving to Singapore for a few years to work for a local company. So far I have worked 6 years in different EU countries and during that time my retirement fund was arranged through ...
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The penalty on early redemption of a personal loan

According to the TOS written here: https://www.sc.com/sg/personal-banking/tnc/en/_pdf/cb_all-tnc.pdf (bottom of page 51) 37.2 The following terms and charges will apply if you close the CashOne ...
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How to know how much interest paid per payment in a fixed tenor personal loan

I recently took up a personal loan. I do not have any financial background and I do not have any issue paying the loan but I am just curious on how they come out with some numbers. To be precise, the ...
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Abroad good credit as minor supplement for U.S.-based credit bureaus and their algorithms?

So I have good credit in the U.S. But I have impeccable credit in Singapore where I lived for past four years. Is there any chance I could convince one of the credit bureaus in the U.S. to consider ...
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Singapore Index Fund(s)

What are some/is a Singapore index fund(s) on the Singapore stock exchange? Does Singapore have sector funds on its exchange as well? Thank you!
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Accumulating money in a company and withdrawing as dividends

Let's assume that I incorporated a company and started providing consulting services for a fee; payments are transferred to a company's bank account. Once a year I distribute accumulated money as ...
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At what point is money considered to be my income?

I'm working as a freelancer via an escrow company. So my customer transfers money to the said company and then it transfers accumulated money to my bank account. Does the money count as my income when ...
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Multiple serious delays wiring money to the US from Singapore

I have encountered a number of difficulties wiring money to a relative studying in the US. I have used DBS Singapore, POSB and Maybank Singapore to wire money, but have encountered multiple delays ...
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Taking tax paid money back home to India from Singapore

I have worked in singapore , 30 months and paid all my taxes. I hold an NRO account in India. I do not have any NRE account. I need to transfer my post tax paid saving to India bank as I return home. ...
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Chances of losing money in a foreign bank account

I am working in Singapore. I am going to move to Germany. So I am not sure if I should close my bank account. Is there any chance of losing money in the account (i.e. the bank confiscates it citing ...
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Regarding NRI Tax returns

My earnings for the below period as April 2014 till June 2014 in India, July 2014 till Jan 2015 in Singapore ( More than 200 Days ), Feb 2014 till March 2015 in India I'll be paying tax in ...
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Sending income and lottery prizes to Tamilnadu, India from Singapore

I recently came to Singapore from Tamilnadu (India) for a 12 month project assignment and will be earning amount in SGD in Singapore. I came to Singapore via Employment Pass (EP). I have two ...
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Can a company pay a net salary?

I have been approached by a start-up which said that the monthly salary I would earn is a net salary, with no taxes to report on my side, because all taxes are paid and reported by the company. A ...
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Transfer money from Citibank to Norway TT vs Visa withdrawal

I have an account in Singapore Citibank, and I need to transfer some money to my bank account in Norway as big as around 20K SGD. I used to do this last year with TT and ended up paying around 50 ...
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What's the best gold investment strategy for a Singapore resident?

I'd like to buy gold in small amounts (1 gm) when the prices are attractive, but I can't keep a watch on it. I'm buying gold as a long term investment / hedge, and I don't have plans to sell it. ...
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What do I use for the article number and % rate on the W-8BEN form, for publishing & selling my ebooks?

I am an Indian citizen living in Singapore. I am publishing ebooks on Amazon, Apple, etc., and I have just gotten the EIN. I need help in Part II of the W-8BEN form, where it asks for the Article ...
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In your 20s how much money should you have and how to properly use & manage it?

If you're in your younger days how much money should you be earning and be spending? Should you already invest for car, house or start your own business? What is the wisest decision should a person ...
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How does bank deposit insurance work in Singapore?

When I check bank web sites in Singapore, they usually post something like below: Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under ...
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Is having a Critical Illness Insurance worth it?

I am aware that the typical argument for having a CI insurance is because we just really don't know what will happen in the future and it's better to be protected. But is it really worth it paying for ...
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What is the reasonable amount yearly for a Hospitalization + Disability Income + Critical Illness Insurance?

I live in Singapore. I'm in my mid-20s and I currently have medical insurance that covers hospitalization bills. This amounts to roughly USD 250 per year. However, I lack Critical Illness insurance ...
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is it good to buy insurance policy as investment for beginner?

I have no investment experiences before. So want to get some suggestions. Lately one insurance adviser was suggesting to buy one insurance policy as investment (they called it as saving plan ) . Here ...
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Where can I find company filing information in Singapore?

I found that in the US one can take a look and research company filing information (such as 10-K, 10-Q etc) a the SEC before they invest in a company. For Singapore I only find SGX, and couldn't find ...
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What is a private banker?

When I went to the bank , I was introduced by a staff to another woman who addressed her as a private banker. As I don't understand the term private banker clearly, below are my few questions. 1) ...
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Is it good enough to close the existing saving account and open new saving account at another bank for higher interest?

I have a saving account which can earn at most 0.25 %p.a on BANK A. I have another despoit account in BANK A for my daily usage. I found BANK B is offering 0.4% per year for the saving account. ...
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How to calculate this interest rate MSA in DBS bank (SINGAPORE)?

This morning, I check Montly Saving Account of DBS bank Singapore. I tried with their calculator via this link and came up with this. Total monthly savings $ 3,600.00 Total interest earned $ 7....
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best free web app or tools to track one's cash flow [closed]

I am wondering where can I get the free web app or tools to track my monthly or overall cash flow. As for now, I do use google documents (spreadsheet for budgeting) that I can use for free to track my ...
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Income Tax liability for non-citizen of indian orgin

I am a citizen of Singapore of Indian orgin. I have been working for a multinational in Singapore which has registered office in India too. For the last fiscal ( Apr 2011 to March 2012), I had spent ...
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Best steps to start saving money for a fresh grad in Singapore?

What steps should a fresh graduate in Singapore undertake to start saving money or growing money?
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“Savings” account vs. “current” account - what's the difference?

When I draw money from ATMs or open a new bank account, there's the choice of either "savings" or "current" account. What's the difference between these two account types?
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What are the opportunities/implications of having a designated clearing bank in my home country?

NOTE: I don't come from a finance background i.e. I'm an idiot in this topic. Recently China announced that the Bank of China and ICBC will become designated RMB "clearing banks" in my home country, ...