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1st Gear

Hi all,

 

Just wondering whats the best thing to do or rather what are my options if i have access in OA account and still servicing a HDB bank loan.

Theres about enough to pay 24months of installments in my OA(cos my house is dirt cheap so installment is pretty low)

Is there any way i can make advanced payments or clear my OA to decrease the total sum?

If yes, is that a smart move?

 

What else can i do with this access?

 

Thanks in advanced guys

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Supersonic (edited)

unless your loan can be fully redeemed with the current excess funds, it is always prudent to keep a certain number of months of installments in the oa depending on your comfort level just in case you lose your job or are in between jobs...

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2nd Gear

dont forget each time u earn payoff some sum there is admin fee.

unless the fee can offset by the interests saving else for what? use that money for other investment better still.

and first 20k or 30k is 3.5% if not wrong. still higher then what u paying 2.6%.

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Supersonic

hdb loan no admin fee...pay down anytime

 

can even do online don’t need to visit the hdb branch office even

 

 

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Supersonic (edited)

Hi all,

 

Just wondering whats the best thing to do or rather what are my options if i have access in OA account and still servicing a HDB bank loan.

Theres about enough to pay 24months of installments in my OA(cos my house is dirt cheap so installment is pretty low)

Is there any way i can make advanced payments or clear my OA to decrease the total sum?

If yes, is that a smart move?

 

What else can i do with this access?

 

Thanks in advanced guys

 

Unless you are really sure you don't need the money, better just keep paying the additional 0.1% interest which is pretty insignificant. Keep the OA on hand.

 

say you owe 200k, the additional interest in 1 year is just 200 bucks?

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Supersonic

dont forget each time u earn payoff some sum there is admin fee.

unless the fee can offset by the interests saving else for what? use that money for other investment better still.

and first 20k or 30k is 3.5% if not wrong. still higher then what u paying 2.6%.

 

most of the time, after lock in period should have no admin fee. 

 

if you pay off during the lock in period, then no pt.

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hdb loan no admin fee...pay down anytime

 

can even do online don’t need to visit the hdb branch office even

 

 

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sifu, you sound experienced in this....

 

you took hdb loan before?  [lipsrsealed]

 

didn't realize that hdb loan can be used to finance your gcb. got special privilege for elites?

 

 

your sifu always give the soundest advice when come to this topic   [thumbsup]

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Supersonic

your sifu always give the soundest advice when come to this topic [thumbsup]

shows that i am a true blue hdb peasant and not whatever elite that mcfers say i am

 

 

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1st Gear

so from reading all the replies, i guess best is to keep as buffer. Thanks guys. thinkin of shifting to bigger house but im gona lose money with my current house, as i bought it during the peak period. now my house is still same price so i rugi the interest.

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Supercharged

You can just login HDB page to clear all or a certain amount from your CPF. No admin fee for HDB loan.

 

Advisable to keep some in your OA as if you have intention to buy the next housing before selling.  U can utilize the next 15% from your OA, if you clear everything meaning it will be lock inside your existing house and u will need to come out with cash first.

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4th Gear (edited)

After you finish paying your HDB loan, you may want to consider paying your CPF loan... Take a look at your accrued interest.

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Twincharged (edited)

so from reading all the replies, i guess best is to keep as buffer. Thanks guys. thinkin of shifting to bigger house but im gona lose money with my current house, as i bought it during the peak period. now my house is still same price so i rugi the interest.

Take it as rent bah.

 

It will be a small amount.

 

Ran down the lease but price still the same.

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Supersonic

your sifu always give the soundest advice when come to this topic   [thumbsup]

 

sifu always gives the soundest advice on every topic.  [thumbsup]

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Supersonic

After you finish paying your HDB loan, you may want to consider paying your CPF loan... Take a look at your accrued interest.

 

Why worry about your accrued interest unless you plan to take equity out of your flat in the future?

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4th Gear (edited)

Why worry about your accrued interest unless you plan to take equity out of your flat in the future?

If it doesn't bother you -- and it doesn't for many people -- then just leave it alone.

 

Accrued interest is a very interesting sleight-of-hand. It comes down to this: do you think CPFB should be paying you interest or the buyer of your flat?

 

It also ensures the seller doesn't get too much cash when he sells the flat.

 

Accrued interest compounding at 2.5% can add up quite a bit after a few years.

 

I have used up so much CPF funds that I owe myself more interest per year than I owe the bank, and this number goes up every year.

 

I prefer not to owe anyone any money -- including myself. :D

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Twincharged

hdb loan no admin fee...pay down anytime

 

can even do online don’t need to visit the hdb branch office even

 

 

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Supersonic

my repayment was kinda weird ...

 

when i left a small amount of loan (a few Ks), i went to HDB and told them i wanted to clear the loan one shot with my CPF, which was more than sufficient.

 

however, the staff at the area office told me that i would have to pay the final sum in CASH if i wanted do that.

 

so i just told her to forget it and continue with my CPF monthly deductions instead.

Next time tell them you wanna pay off everything with coffee except for 1 dollar
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