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Best Citibank home loans

by • September 17, 2018 • Buying a property, Mortgage Broker, Refinance Home loan, Residential Property LoanComments (0)750

Finding the Best Citibank home loans is not as hard as it turns out. When people compare home loans, they tend to compare across all banks in Singapore. However sometimes there are some restrictions, for example American Citizens, although they are signatory to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Singapore, many banks decline to take in American citizens as the US government imposes some reporting requirement on the banks that deal with Americans. Perhaps it is due to these added compliance cost that some banks decline Americans. Citibank is well established and is popular with both Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents as well as foreigners and Americans. 

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Image Credits: Citibank Branch at Holland Village, Paul Ho, iCompareLoan.com

 

Singapore is one of the few countries in the world with a sky-high homeownership rate. Based on data compiled by the Singapore Department of Statistics, Singapore’s homeownership rate is 90.7% as of 1st Jan 2018. Over the past 50 years, Singapore’s homeownership rate has rocketed from a low of 58.80% in the 1980s to almost 91%. In addition, in the past 10 years, Singapore’s homeownership rate has never dropped below 87%.

Chart 1: Singapore Home Ownership Rate, SingStats

Largest Cost Of Owning A Property = Home Loan

For anyone that owns a home (which is almost every Singaporean), you will know that home loan is the single biggest cost of owning a property. When you loan $400,000 from HDB at an annual interest rate of 2.60% over 20 years, you will end up paying $113,000 in interest alone. Thus, one of the greatest challenges for homeowners in Singapore is to find the best home loans packages (aka the cheapest).

How To Find The Best Citibank Home Loans In Singapore?

While everyone existing or potential homeowner is looking for the cheapest home loan package to reduce their cost of home ownership, not everyone is able to successfully find one.

1.   Compare Every Home Loan To Find The Best Deal

One reason is that consumers do not have access to every loan package on offer from the banks. For anyone who is interested to take up a home loan, you will need to call into every single bank to enquire before getting hold of every bank’s home loan interest rate. This not only consumes your effort, but it is also time-consuming.

However, with the proliferation of technology, calling in to enquire about bank loans is a thing of the past. Loan comparison tools like iCompareLoan’s home loan finder are now one of the best tools available to you to find the cheapest home loan package. All you have to do is to indicate your loan needs (property type, loan quantum, loan period and bank preference, if any) and you will be able to compare home loan packages across all banks in a single glance!

2.   Leverage On Loan Data To Find Loan Trends

The other reason is that consumers do not have access to the historical data of home loans. In most cases, you are only able to make comparisons across home loans based on the rates that you are quoted at the point of buying a property. This makes it difficult for you to make a data-driven decision on whether the home loan is really cheap.

For example, OCBC and DBS might both offer the same interest rate during your enquiry. However, DBS’ interest rate might have been showing an increasing trend while OCBC’s historical interest rate might have been on a more stable trend. Without the relevant historical data, you wouldn’t be able to make the right decision to choose the cheapest home loan. One way to find out about the trend of home loan interest rate is to approach a loan consultant. As professional loan consultants, they keep track of what is happening in the home loan market. They also have access to historical data of home loans that aren’t easily available in the market.

If you want to speak with a mortgage specialist at iCompareLoan today, simply indicate your interest and we will get back to you. Our mortgage specialist will assist you in your choice of loan packages with the best home loan interest rates.

Bonus: Best Citibank Home Loans for Private Property

For our loyal readers, here’s a bonus for you. Based on our analysis of private home loan data over the last 3 years, one bank has been consistently lowering its home loan interest rate. This bank is none other than Citibank. While the SIBOR has been on an uptrend in the last few years (thanks to the Fed’s interest rate hike), Citibank is the only bank that is lowering its SIBOR home loan interest rate in a rising interest rate environment. According to our analysis, Citibank could be on the cusp of offering one of the lowest private property home loans in Singapore.

 

Date Best Citibank Home Loans – Sibor Mortgage packages 1st Year Interest Rate (%) 2nd Year Interest Rate (%) 3rd Year Interest Rate (%) 4th Year Interest Rate (%) 5th  Year Interest Rate (%) Interest Rate Thereafter (%)
25-May-15 Citibank SIBOR 3M Package – 2 years Lock in 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25%
12-Jun-15 Citibank SIBOR 3M – Building Under Construction (BUC) 3M SIBOR + 0.23% 3M SIBOR + 0.23% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85%
12-Jun-15 Citibank SIBOR 1M – Building-Under-Construction (BUC) 3M SIBOR + 0.23% 3M SIBOR + 0.23% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85%
12-Jun-15 Citibank SIBOR 3M – Min $200k – 2 Years Lock in – New Purchase Only 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.9% 3M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25%
16-Jun-15 Citibank SIBOR 3M – BUC – Min $1.5M 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25%
8-Jul-15 Citibank SIBOR 1M – Min $200k – 2 Years Lock In 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25%
22-Jul-15 Citibank SIBOR 1M – Min $500k, Refinance / Cash Out 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25%
22-Jul-15 Citibank SIBOR 3M – Min $500k, Refinance and/or Cash Out 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25%
9-Nov-15 Citibank SIBOR 1M – Min $1.5M – BUC 3M SIBOR + 0.33% 3M SIBOR + 0.33% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85%
18-Feb-16 Citibank SIBOR 1M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25%
15-Apr-16 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25%
19-Jan-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – $300k to $750k 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25%
19-Jan-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – More Than $1.5M 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 0.85% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25% 1M SIBOR + 1.25%
19-Jan-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – $750k to $1.5M 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 0.85% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25% 3M SIBOR + 1.25%
22-Apr-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – <$500k 3M SIBOR + 0.75% 3M SIBOR + 0.75% 3M SIBOR + 0.75% 3M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.1%
22-Apr-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – >$500k 3M SIBOR + 0.65% 3M SIBOR + 0.65% 3M SIBOR + 0.65% 3M SIBOR + 0.9% 3M SIBOR + 0.9% 3M SIBOR + 0.9%
22-Apr-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – >$1.5M 3M SIBOR + 0.7% 3M SIBOR + 0.7% 3M SIBOR + 0.7% 3M SIBOR + 0.9% 3M SIBOR + 0.9% 3M SIBOR + 0.9%
24-Apr-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for BUC Properties – >$500k 1M SIBOR + 0.65% 1M SIBOR + 0.65% 1M SIBOR + 0.7% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 0.9%
26-Jul-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for BUC Private Property – $500k to $1.5M 1M SIBOR + 0.7% 1M SIBOR + 0.7% 1M SIBOR + 0.75% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1%
26-Jul-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In BUC Private Property – >$1.5M Fixed Rate 1.52% Fixed Rate 1.52% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05%
1-Aug-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In Completed Private Property – <$1.5M Fixed Rate 1.52% Fixed Rate 1.52% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1%
10-Aug-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In Completed Private Property – >$3M 1M SIBOR + 0.6% 1M SIBOR + 0.6% 1M SIBOR + 0.65% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.1%
10-Aug-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In Completed Private Property – >$2M 1M SIBOR + 0.58% 1M SIBOR + 0.58% 1M SIBOR + 0.58% 1M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1%
10-Aug-17 Citibank SIBOR 1/3/6/12M – 2 Yrs Lock-In for Completed Properties – >$2.5M 1M SIBOR + 0.53% 1M SIBOR + 0.53% 1M SIBOR + 0.53% 1M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1%
10-Aug-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Private Property – >$500k 1M SIBOR + 0.57% 1M SIBOR + 0.57% 1M SIBOR + 0.57% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.1% 3M SIBOR + 1.1%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for BUC Pte Property – >$1.5M Fixed Rate 1.6% Fixed Rate 1.6% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Pte Property – <$500k 1M SIBOR + 0.45% 1M SIBOR + 0.45% 1M SIBOR + 0.5% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for BUC Pte Property – >$1.5M 1M SIBOR + 0.43% 1M SIBOR + 0.43% 1M SIBOR + 0.48% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$3M Fixed Rate 1.65% Fixed Rate 1.65% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$3M Fixed Rate 1.65% Fixed Rate 1.65% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05% 1M SIBOR + 1.05%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$2M 1M SIBOR + 0.6% 1M SIBOR + 0.6% 1M SIBOR + 0.6% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1% 1M SIBOR + 1%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$2M Fixed Rate 1.68% Fixed Rate 1.68% Fixed Rate 1.68% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$500k 1M SIBOR + 0.4% 1M SIBOR + 0.4% 1M SIBOR + 0.4% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 0.9%
6-Oct-17 Citibank SIBOR 1M – No Lock In for BUC Pte Property – >$500k 1M SIBOR + 0.45% 1M SIBOR + 0.45% 1M SIBOR + 0.45% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 0.9% 1M SIBOR + 0.9%
7-Dec-17 Citibank SIBOR – 2 Years Lock In for Completed Pte Property – <$500k Fixed Rate 1.78% Fixed Rate 1.75% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1%
7-Dec-17 Citibank SIBOR – 2 Years Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$500k 1M SIBOR + 0.5% 1M SIBOR + 0.5% 1M SIBOR + 0.5% 1M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1% 3M SIBOR + 1%
7-Dec-17 Citibank SIBOR – 2 Years Lock In for Completed Pte Property – >$2M Fixed Rate 1.85% Fixed Rate 1.85% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1% 1M SIBOR + 1.1%

 

Best Citibank Home Loans

Image Credits: Citibank Branch at Holland Village, Paul HO, iCompareLoan.com

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