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Articles by Kames Narayanan

Fed Interest Rate Hike & How that Affects Singaporean Homeowners
Home Loans
Fed Interest Rate Hike – What This Means For Singaporean Homeowners
While most of Singapore was sleeping, the US Federal Reserve raised its interest rates yet again. Known to the common man as “The Fed”, the whispers of interest rate hikes...
3 November 2022
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Home Loans
DBS vs OCBC vs UOB Home Loan: Which Home Loan is Best?
When the time comes to buy a home, most Singaporeans go straight for the HDB loan as if on autopilot. It’s only when we’re ineligible for it that we realise that...
19 October 2022
UOB Home Loan Review: Calculator, Interest Rates, Refinance, Promotions
Home Loans
UOB Home Loan Review: Calculator, Interest Rates, Refinance, Promotions
No matter what kind of property you’re buying, UOB has made sure that there’s something for you. On top of typical fixed and floating home loan packages, UOB has an...
18 October 2022
DBS Home Loan Review: Calculator, Interest Rates, Repricing, Refinance
Home Loans
DBS Home Loan Review: Calculator, Interest Rates, Repricing, Refinance
DBS home loan (or POSB home loan) packages are some of the most popular mortgage options in Singapore today — probably second only to the ever-popular “standard” HDB loan. DBS...
18 October 2022
5 Best Travel Insurance with Covid-19 Coverage in Singapore (2022)
Travel Insurance
5 Best Travel Insurance with Covid-19 Coverage in Singapore (2022)
As the end of the year draws near, and you get ready to jet off, don’t forget to purchase perhaps the next most important thing besides your flight ticket. We’re...
23 September 2022
Person's hand inserting a coin into a clear plastic piggy bank to symbolise savings and savings accounts.
Savings Accounts
Standard Chartered JumpStart Account Review: Interest Rates, Minimum Balance (2022)
Managing your finances is hardly a priority for many of us until we enter our late 20s. It’s a major life blunder most people make because well, we’re living young...
29 June 2022
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Savings Accounts
Bank of China Savings Account Interest Rate – MoneySmart Review 2022
When you think of putting your life savings in a bank, chances are DBS Multiplier, OCBC 360, or UOB One savings accounts would come to mind first. You’re familiar with...
20 June 2022
SG Couple Gets Covid-19 in Istanbul: Here’s How Travel Insurance Worked Out for Them
Travel Insurance
SG Couple Gets Covid-19 in Istanbul: Here’s How Travel Insurance Worked Out for Them
After two long years, the day is finally here when VTL flights are in full force and borders have finally fully reopened. It’s all peaches and cream with the easing...
14 June 2022
5 Ways to Protect Your Crypto Wallet from Hackers
Invest
How to Protect Your Crypto Wallet from Hackers
You’ve seen the news. Between 2018 and 2020, Singaporeans lost around S$29 million to crypto hacks. Gasp!  The crypto market is the Geylang of investments. It’s eccentric, highly risky and...
13 May 2022
Passport Application Guide
Travel
Passport Renewal Singapore (2022) – How to renew, how long does it take, where to take passport photo
I’ve learnt this the hard way. Before you proceed to book your holiday to Bangkok for the next school holidays 2022, the very first thing you should do is check...
4 May 2022
NFT Guide for Beginners
Crypto
What is an NFT? And How to Buy NFTs in Singapore (Beginner’s Guide 2022)
In the past year, NFTs have caused quite the big media hoo-ha. Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, Doodles…unless you’ve been living under a rock or stranded without a phone on...
18 April 2022
Singapore Green Plan 2030
Budgeting
The Singapore Green Plan 2030 – What It Means for You
The temperature is getting hotter, the sea levels are rising, the turtles are dying… you know the spiel. Climate change is real. Jeng, jeng, jeng…  Thankfully, the Singaporean government has...
16 February 2022