If you are looking for a simple yet effective way to invest your money beyond Singapore's shores, our foreign currency time deposit may just be what you need. Whether you are based in Singapore or overseas, a foreign currency time deposit with HSBC will make your money work harder for you.
Deposit Insurance Scheme
Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$50,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.
Premature withdrawal of any Time Deposit is subject to the Terms and Conditions Governing Personal Deposit Accounts. Effective 1 September 2011, premature withdrawal charges will be imposed on premature withdrawal of Time Deposits prior to maturity. For all premature withdrawal of Time Deposits, interest payments (if any) will be calculated at the Bank's discretion. Customers should note that they may receive an amount less than the original Time Deposit placement amount upon premature withdrawal for their Foreign Currency Time Deposits. Currently, for Singapore Dollar Time Deposits, customers will receive not less than their original placement amount upon premature withdrawal.
With effect from 1 Jul 2009, an administrative fee of 1.5% of the foreign currency transaction amount will be debited from your account when a transaction in foreign currency is made on your debit or ATM card.
Deposits into any renminbi (“rmb”) Deposit Account shall be by way of foreign exchange conversion from non-rmb denominated currency(ies) only, save for transfers between a rmb Time Deposit Account and a rmb Multi Currency Savings Account opened hereunder. Withdrawals from any rmb Deposit Account shall be by way foreign exchange conversion into non-rmb denominated currency(ies) only, save for transfers between a rmb Time Deposit Account and a rmb Multi Currency Savings Account opened hereunder. The deposit in your rmb Deposit Account shall be converted from rmb to another freely convertible currency for withdrawal, at the Bank’s prevailing exchange rate.
Renminbi is not a freely convertible currency and is subject to changes in regulations initiated by China and/or the Chinese authorities. There may be a gain or loss when you convert foreign currency. Customers are advised to make their own independent judgment in consideration whether to place the rmb deposit. For customers who wish to open renminbi Time Deposit Account, please also refer to Terms and Conditions Governing renminbi Deposit Accounts.
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