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Should I save with DBS multiplier or where else should I put my money? The condition of maintaining $3000 per month, is that the net balance or total sum of transactions (in/out)?

I just started working!

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  • HC Tang
    HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
    Level 8. Wizard
    Answered on 15 Sep 2018

    3K is the daily average balance just like any other bank account.

    Besides DBS , can also consider other bank accounts of high interest. Use Seedly calculate to help determine the best account for you :

    https://seedly.sg/tools/savings-account-calculator

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  • JianHao Soo
    JianHao Soo
    Level 3. Wonderkid
    Answered on 15 Sep 2018

    If you just started working, I don't think you will have to maintain $3k per month as it is waived till you're 29 years old. Refer to: https://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/landing/dbs-multiplier/

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  • Jeff Yeo
    Jeff Yeo, amateur Social contributor at School of social sharing
    Level 6. Master
    Answered on 23 Aug 2018

    I like DBS multiplier for two things

    1) no min spend on CC

    2) no min sum for salary credit

    This two conditions make it ideal for you to open the account as you are building up wealth. The account also give you the option of earning higher interest when you decide to have investments or loan which may be good for you in the longer term.

    Another option if would like to split your account would be the UOB one account that does not require credit of salary.

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  • Aik Kai
    Aik Kai
    Level 5. Genius
    Answered on 23 Aug 2018

    The condition of maintaining $3000 per month, is that the net balance or total sum of transactions (in/out)? --> Average daily balance, which the bank will calculate daily.

    Link for reference: https://www.posb.com.sg/personal/support/bank-deposit-accounts-calculate-madb.html

    It really depends on your saving habits. Are the savings for rainy days? For a short term purpose? Understanding what you are saving for will help you decide what saving accounts to take.

    For short term purposes, DBS Multipler, UOB ONE and OCBC 360 are good considerations. Each account is positioned differently so take a while to see which suits you.

    For long term purposes, you might want to consider SSB.

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  • Gabriel Tham
    Gabriel Tham
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    Level 8. Wizard
    Updated on 15 Sep 2018

    Multiplier account required $3k minimum average daily balance to not get charged any fees.

    If you can meet the minimum, it is a good account for interest rates as there is no minimum spending required.

    Else you might want to check out other banks such as OCBC 360 or the UOB one if you can hit the minimum spending

    Another alternative without minimum spend is CIMB fast saver.

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