SINGAPORE - All Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will continue to get a 2.5 per cent interest rate on their Ordinary Account savings from July 1 to September 30 this year.
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Here is the press release from CPF:
Interest Rate For Ordinary Account (OA)
All CPF members will continue to receive a risk - free interest rate of 2.5 per cent on their Ordinary Account savings from July 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013.
The computed CPF interest rate, derived from the major local banks' interest rates for the three - month period, February 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 , worked out to be 0. 21 per cent per annum.
As this is below the legislated minimum of 2.50 per cent per annum, the OA interest rate for July 2013 to September 2013 will remain unchanged at 2.50 per cent per annum.
Extra Interest of 1 per cent
As part of our efforts to enhance the retirement savin gs of CPF members, an extra 1 per cent interest will continue to be paid on the first $60,000 of a member's combined balances, with up to $20,000 from the OA .
The extra interest from the OA will go into the member's Special or Retirement Account .
HDB's Mortgage Rate
The concessionary interest rate for HDB mortgage loans, which is pegged at 0.1 percentage point above the CPF interest rate for the OA, will remain unchanged at 2.60 per cent per annum from July 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013 .