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Singapore Sibor Rate

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1. What is SIBOR Based on?

2. What is SIBOR Rate Now?

3. What is SORA, SOR, FHR or Mortgage Board Rates?

4. 3 Month SIBOR Rate History Chart

5. 3 Month SIBOR Historical Rate for Past Year

6. 1 Month SIBOR Rate History Chart

7. 1 Month SIBOR Historical Rate for Past Year

8. SIBOR Interest Rate Forecast 2022

 

What is SIBOR Based on?

SIBOR is the acronym for Singapore InterBank Offer Rate. In layman terms, it simply represents the interest rate that Singapore banks charge to lend to each other. SIBOR is regularly used as a reference rate where loans are pegged to. SIBOR is set daily (working days) by the Association of Banks in Singapore and is publicly available on Association of Banks in Singapore website. In general the shorter the time period SIBOR is based on, the lower and more volatile the interest rate.

 

What is SIBOR Rate Now?

The 3 Month SIBOR rate is currently around 1.56% as compared to the 1 Month SIBOR rate which is around 1.34% with rates accurate as of July 2022.

 

What is SORA, SOR, FHR or Mortgage Board Rates?

SORA is the acronym for Singapore Overnight Rate Average and is the average interest rate of unsecured overnight interbank SGD transactions brokered in Singapore. SORA is similar to SIBOR but is based on recorded past transactions and hence is backward looking. SOR is the acronym for Swap Offer Rate and is basically the interest rate a borrower will be charged if he or she were to borrow in US dollars. SORA has replaced SOR in 2021 and will be replacing SIBOR by 2024. Fixed Deposit Linked rates are reference rates that are based on a bank's fixed deposit rates while Board Rates are rates determined internally by banks based on their own benchmark rates.

All of the mentioned rates are reference rates where loans are priced in but SIBOR remains the most popular reference rate for loans to be priced in due to its transparency. Hence, any movement in SIBOR rates is closely monitored as it could affect repayment of loans and also financial markets. It is also worth noting that all these reference rates usually move in tandem with each other in the same direction. See SIBOR vs Fixed Deposit Linked Rates vs Board Rate for a more detailed discussion about how to choose the best reference rate for loan packages.

 

3 Month SIBOR Rate History Chart

3 Month SIBOR Rate History Chart

 

3 Month SIBOR Historical Rate for Past Year

Jun 21 Aug 21 Sep 21 Oct 21 Nov 21 Dec 21
0.43% 0.43% 0.43% 0.43% 0.43% 0.44%
Jan 22 Feb 22 Mar 22 Apr 22 May 22 Jun 22
0.44% 0.44% 0.59% 0.79% 1.11% 1.34%

 

1 Month SIBOR Rate History Chart

1 Month SIBOR Rate History Chart

 

 

1 Month SIBOR Historical Rate for Past Year

Jul 21 Aug 21 Sep 21 Oct 21 Nov 21 Dec 21
0.27% 0.27% 0.27% 0.27% 0.30% 0.30%
Jan 22 Feb 22 Mar 22 Apr 22 May 22 Jun 22
0.30% 0.30% 0.44% 0.67% 0.79% 1.11%

 

SIBOR Interest Rate Forecast 2022

Both chart and data for 3 month and 1 month SIBOR indicates that SIBOR rates are rising and rising fast. Borrowers should try to remain prudent and look for fixed interest rate loans or the more stable SORA pegged loans to prevent a huge rise in mortgage payments as interest rate spikes higher. With interest rates set to rise in the upcoming few months, we are predicting that higher interest rates could be here to stay for a while and it will be most prudent for borrowers to take into account of higher interest rates when taking a loan so as not to overstretch themselves.

 

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