18 Feb '14, 12pm

New: Exemption of the TDSR Rules – Tweaking or Loosening?

By Property Soul (guest contributor) On February 10 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a press release to broaden the existing exemption from the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) rules introduced in June last year. Market watchers have debated whether this just a tweak or a sign that the government is loosening its cooling measures due to the recent weak market sentiment. Fine-tuning financing restrictions a norm? Financing restrictions introduced by MAS under the context of prudent borrowing are usually made effective the following day. However, it is not uncommon to see subsequent fine-tuning after the announcement. Motor vehicle loans are a good example: - On 25 February 2013, MAS imposed financing restrictions on car loans that cap maximum loan-to-value to 50 or 60 percent and loan tenure to five years. - On March 8, after “carefully considering th...

Full article: http://www.propwise.sg/exemption-of-the-tdsr-rules-tweaki...

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