TDSR Causes Home Loan Refinancing Hardships

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TDSR Causes Home Loan Refinancing Hardships

  1. 1. TDSR Causes Home Loan Refinancing Hardships Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  2. 2. Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) According to MAS, if you were to refinance to another bank or simply to reprice with the same bank You will have to pass a TDSR of not more than 60%. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  3. 3. Refinancing Could Hurt Some People • People who had bought their properties using 35 years loan tenure or under a less stringent Debt Servicing ratio of 60%. Note: Debt Servicing ratio of 60% is not the same as Total Debt Servicing Ratio of 60%. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  4. 4. • Many people who have borrowed under interest-only financing would also be hurt with increase in interest rates as they cannot switch. • If they do switch, they will incur higher monthly servicing cost, and therefore fail the TDSR threshold of ≤60%. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  5. 5. Case Of Interest-only Borrowing Many of these financial institutions provide a “Step-up” home loan package, so these property owners are now stuck with increased financing costs and yet cannot refinance their home loan due to failing the new TDSR rule. All refinancing will have to pass the TDSR rule. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  6. 6. Case Of 30-year Loan Refinancing This individual got approved under a Debt servicing ratio (DSR) of 60% based on a lower interest rate set at 2%. The monthly installment works out to be $3,252 per month. This means that based on DSR, this person is only at 36.14%. This calculation does not consider his car loan. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  7. 7. DSR Of 60% Using 2% Interest Rate To Justify Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  8. 8. Case Of 30-year Loan Refinancing He earns $9,000 a month and pays $3,255.65 monthly for his mortgage. Even if the bank takes into consideration his car loan of $1,500 a month for the computation of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio, he would still PASS at 55.70%. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  9. 9. Case Of 30-year Loan Refinancing But with the new rule, the TDSR must be assessed using a prescribed rate. According to MAS, the financial institution must “apply a specified medium-term interest rate or the prevailing market interest rate, whichever is higher, to the property loan that the borrower is applying for when calculating the TDSR”. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  10. 10. Case Of 30-year Loan Refinancing This medium-term rate is 3.5% for housing loans and 4.5% for non-residential property loans. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  11. 11. TDSR at 3.5% Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  12. 12. So if we use 3.5% as the assessment interest rate Mr. Tan Ah Kow, will fail TDSR at 74.44%. This means that Mr Tan cannot refinance with the current bank to reap interest savings. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  13. 13. If the bank starts to raise the interest rate on his current loan He is compelled to pay the higher rate as he is not eligible to refinance. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  14. 14. In Summary While the MAS means well to put in place regulation to ensure financial prudence amongst financial institutions, this new rule actually traps a group of property owners who now cannot refinance to cheaper rates and are trapped by the banks that first offered them these highly leveraged lending. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  15. 15. And we're not even talking about extreme cases. In all measure, Mr. Tan Ah Kow earns a decent salary at $9,000 a month and is considered a high income earner. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  16. 16. This scenario actually benefits the banks that initially took the risks to lend more aggressively Because They now have a group of home owners who cannot refinance and are trapped in higher rates through the higher spread charged by the bank. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  17. 17. Isn't it ironic that the regulation ended up hurting those people who took the loan rather than impose financial prudence on the aggressive financial institutions? This is like telling the bad boy to behave so that you will give him a sweet. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  18. 18. But the bad boy knows that he will be given a sweet if he is bad, he may test the system again to be given get another sweet. This is the negative reinforcement. Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
  19. 19. Do check out the consultants at: iCompareLoan They can help you to Compare Singapore Home Loans and assess whether you will be able to refinance to save on interest costs Join us | Login for Financial Advisors | SMS us at +65 – 9782 - 8606 Home Loan | Commercial Loan | Refinance Loan | *Financial Planning | *Insurance
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