30 Jan '11, 10pm

New regulations unlikely to affect property market: by Jo-Ann Huang Limin SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) proposed new regulations to tighten mortgage equity withdrawal loans (MWL) should have little impact on the property market if they are eventually introduced. Market players, who include mortgage loans brokers, said this is because most buyers who aim to cash out on the value of their homes are not the average home owners or property investors. Instead, they - usually high-net-worth individuals -account for a small portion of all property buyers. They are also said to be financially savvy and typically use the extra liquidity to re-invest in other instruments, market experts said. Loans brokers MediaCorp spoke to said financial institutions are also unlikely to dispense MWL for a second or subsequent property, in an effort to discourage speculating on the property market. While the Government has further reduced loan-...

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