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Regular Savings Plan

The financial market continues with its high volatility leaving the investors clueless on the direction it is heading towards for the future. Sovereign Debt Crisis at Europe, weak economic fundamentals at US, adverse weather conditions in certain parts of Asia, cooling down of Big Asian economies (China & India), inflationary pressures is Asian economies and volatile currency movements display uncertainties in the financial markets.
Options grow less when markets are heading south. Further with Asian economies experiencing higher inflation rates, interest income from fixed deposits aren’t sufficient to grow income on a long term period.

Regular Savings Plan

One of the popular strategies to maintain the course to long term investing is Regular Savings Plan (RSP) alias Monthly Investment Plan (MIP) or Systematic Investment Plan (SIP). RSP is a disciplined process of investment which involves a commitment of a fixed sum to be invested on a fixed date at a regular frequency irrespective of the market prices.

Regular Savings Plan with SBI
Features :
  • No initial investment amount
  • Investment Frequency – Monthly / Bimonthly / Quarterly / Half-yearly
  • Minimum Monthly Amount: SGD 500 (Automatic deduction through GIRO from your SBI A/c)
  • Minimum Commitment Tenor: 12 Months (recommended to maintain for 3 – 5 Years)
  • Minimum Allocation to fund: SGD 200
  • Deduction shall be made on 15th of every month, commencing with 1 month notice of Cash plans and 2 weeks’ notice for CPF Plans
  • Flexibility to change the allocation amount, fund allocation during the course of the investment tenor

Benefits of Regular Savings Plan
  1. Primarily Dollar Cost Averaging
    Dollar cost averaging is a well-proven and recognized tool in risk management, which advocates the exact opposite of dangerous market timing. The fixed amount of money allocated will buy more units when prices are low and less when prices are high. If invested over a long term investment horizon regularly, it will help in averaging out the market’s peaks and troughs.
  2. Automatic
    With a GIRO process in place, customer can stop worrying about missing the schedule. The amount shall be automatically debited from the customer’s account and invested.
  3. Affordable
    Customers can start with as low as SGD 500. Further you do not have to make a lump-sum initial investment too. Minimum allocation per fund would be SGD 200
  4. Fixed Front End Load
    Generally the front end load is fixed at the initial stage for the entire period of the plan.

Risks Involved
  1. Deduction date not amendable
    Cannot time the market – the investment may not take place when the market has reached lower value. The investment shall be based on the NAV of the fund on the deduction date only.
  2. Non guarantee of the achievement of the investment objective
    Your investment is still subject to market risk, hence neither the fund not the Bank can guarantee the achievement of your investment objective. However our Financial Advisers would keep you abreast on the performance of your portfolio and assist in the regular rebalancing, if required.


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