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CPF Investment SchemesCPF Investment Schemes<span> <p>CPF savings can be used in two investment schemes: </p> <ol><li>CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) </li><li> <a href="#detailslink-Item1710">Special Discounted Shares (SDS) Scheme</a>*</li></ol> <p> <br> *Only applicable to Discounted Singapore Telecom (SingTel) shares offered in 1993 and 1996</p></span>TrueTrueTrueOthers;#

 

 

UnderstandWhat is CPF Investment Scheme?<p>The CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) gives you an option to invest your Ordinary Account (OA) and Special Account (SA) savings in a wide range of investments to enhance your retirement nest egg. </p><p>If you are not confident of investing on your own, you should leave your money in your CPF account which earns risk-free interest. </p>CPF Investment Schemes15151515
UnderstandWho can invest under CPFIS?<p>You can invest under CPFIS, if you:</p><ul><li>are at least 18 years old; </li><li>are not an undischarged bankrupt; </li><li>have more than $20,000 in your OA; and/or </li><li>have more than $40,000 in your SA.</li></ul><p>From 1 October 2018, as a new CPFIS investor, you will need to take the <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/CPFISSelfAwarenessQuestionnaire/Declaration">Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ)</a> before you can start investing under CPFIS.</p>CPF Investment Schemes15211521
UnderstandWhat is the CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ)? <p>The <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/CPFISSelfAwarenessQuestionnaire/Declaration">CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ)</a> helps you to assess if CPFIS is suitable for you. The SAQ starts with learning modules on investment concepts, products and charges under CPFIS. You will then need to log in with your SingPass to attempt a quiz.</p><p>If you had completed the SAQ previously, you can login with your SingPass to check your <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/CpfisSelfAwarenessQuestionnaire/StatusMain">CPFIS SAQ status</a>.</p>CPF Investment Schemes24271768
UnderstandHow much CPF savings can I invest?<p>You can invest your CPF savings under the CPF investment Scheme (CPFIS) after setting aside $20,000 and $40,000 in your OA and SA respectively.</p><p>In addition, under the CPFIS-OA, you can only invest up to 35% and 10% of your investible savings* in stock and gold respectively, also known as the stock and gold limits. You may refer to the <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/INV_AnnexB.pdf" target="_blank">example</a> (PDF, 66KB) on the computation of the stock and gold limits.</p><p>To find out how much of your OA and SA savings you can invest, you can:</p><ol type="a"><li>Log in to <em>my cpf</em> Online Services with your SingPass > Select My Statement > <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Services/Statement/Statement">Section C: Net Amount Used & Amount Available</a>; or</li><li>Log in to myCPF mobile app with your SingPass > Select My Investment; or</li><li>Visit any <a href="/Members/Contact/visit-us">CPF Service Centre</a> with your identity card.</li></ol><p> <em>*Investible savings refers to the sum of your OA balance and the amount of CPF you have withdrawn for investment and education.</em></p>CPF Investment Schemes15241524
UnderstandWhat investment products can I invest in?<p>You can use your CPF savings to invest in the following <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/CPFISInvestmentProducts.pdf" target="_blank">investment products</a> (PDF, 0.4MB).<br></p><p>However, the CPF Board does not specifically endorse any product providers or investment products included under the CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS). All investments come with risk and you may lose all or a portion of the amount invested. If you are not confident of investing on your own, you may consider leaving your money in your CPF accounts, which earns risk-free interest.</p> CPF Investment Schemes15281528
EvaluateWhat should I consider before investing?<p>All investments are subject to risk. Risk refers to the possibility of losing part/all of your investments due to financial market changes.</p><p>By understanding the risks associated with the various investment options, you can better decide on investments that best match your risk tolerance and personal circumstances. Here are some factors you should consider:<br></p><table width="100%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top">a.</td><td style="width:95%;"> <strong>Risk Tolerance</strong> — Consider the amount of risk you are comfortable with and can afford to take. Are you able to handle temporary short-term losses in your investments? Do you have enough savings to absorb the investment risks? ​You can take the <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/Risk_Tolerance_Questionaire.pdf" target="_blank">Risk Tolerance Questionnaire</a>​ (PDF, 0.2MB) to better assess your risk tolerance.</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">b.</td><td style="width:95%;"> <strong>Investment Time Horizon</strong> — Consider the duration of your investments. Do remember that your CPF savings are meant for your retirement. Hence, they are generally for long term purposes unless you are nearing retirement or have a short-term investment time horizon for other reasons.</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">c.</td><td style="width:95%;"> <strong>Overall Financial Situation</strong> — Consider your financial commitments and the amount of money required to sustain your lifestyle during retirement. Do you have other assets set aside for retirement besides your CPF savings? How are these assets invested?</td></tr></tbody></table> <br>In addition, do consider the <a href="/Members/AboutUs/about-us-info/cpf-interest-rates">interest rates</a> you earn on your CPF accounts. When investing your CPF savings, you should do so only if you are confident of earning more than the CPF interest. <p> </p><p>You should also take the <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/CPFISSelfAwarenessQuestionnaire/Declaration">CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ)</a> to assess if CPFIS is suitable for you.</p>CPF Investment Schemes15261526
ApplyHow can I apply to use my CPF savings under CPFIS?<p> <strong>CPFIS-OA</strong><br></p><p>Open a CPF Investment Account with one of the following CPFIS agent banks with your CPF statement if you wish to invest your OA savings:</p><p>- DBS Bank Ltd (DBS)<br>- Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd (OCBC)<br>- United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)</p><p> <strong>CPFIS-SA</strong><br></p><p>There is no need to open any CPF Investment Account if you wish to invest your SA savings.</p><p>Thereafter, you can approach the <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/INV_AnnexC.pdf" target="_blank">product providers</a> (PDF, 0.4MB) directly to buy or sell your investments.</p>CPF Investment Schemes15291529
ApplyAfter reaching 55 years old, how can I apply to withdraw my CPFIS investments?<p>You can withdraw your CPFIS-OA and CPFIS-SA investments, as well as the cash balance in your Investment Account, after setting aside the Full Retirement Sum (FRS) in your Retirement Account (RA). The FRS can be set aside fully with cash, or with cash (i.e. at least the Basic Retirement Sum) and property.</p><p> <strong>Apply online using <em>my cpf</em></strong></p><ol><li style="margin-bottom:5pt;">Log in to <em>my cpf</em> Online Services with your SingPass.</li><li style="margin-bottom:5pt;">Select My Requests > Investment > <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/InvestmentWithdrawal/Declaration" target="_blank">Apply to Withdraw my CPFIS Investments Upon Meeting CPF Withdrawal Conditions</a>.</li></ol><p>Your online application will be processed within one working day from the day we receive your application.</p><p>Your agent bank and/or product providers will contact you on the transfer of your investments to you.</p>CPF Investment Schemes15311531
Special Discounted Shares (SDS) SchemeWhat is Special Discounted Shares (SDS) Scheme?<p>The Special Discounted Shares (SDS) Scheme is part of the Government’s asset enhancement programme to make Singapore a share-owning society, thus giving Singaporeans a greater stake in the country.</p><p>Singaporean CPF members were able to buy Discounted Singapore Telecom (SingTel) shares in 1993 (ST "A" shares) and 1996 (ST2 shares). Members who held on to their discounted SingTel shares were entitled to loyalty shares.</p>CPF Investment Schemes17111710
Special Discounted Shares (SDS) SchemeHow to sell or apply for withdrawal of your discounted SingTel (ST) shares?<p>You can choose to:</p><ol type="A" start="1"><li>Sell your discounted ST shares; or</li><li>Withdraw your discounted ST shares upon meeting CPF withdrawal conditions.</li></ol><p> </p><p> <strong>A. SELLING YOUR DISCOUNTED ST SHARES</strong></p><p>If you have a trading account, you can sell your discounted ST shares through your broker.</p><p>If you do not have a trading account, you can sell your discounted ST shares at any Singapore Post (‘SingPost’) branches. You are required to have your NRIC and the latest copy of your CPF Statement of Account (SOA) to do so.</p><p>If you are unable to make the trip to SingPost in person, you may authorise a third party to sell your discounted ST shares on your behalf. The third party must provide following documents:</p><ol><li>Letter from you authorising the third party to sell the shares on your behalf;</li><li>Completed application form from SingPost, with your signature or thumbprint;</li><li>Original NRICs belonging to you and the authorised third party; and</li><li>Your latest copy of SOA.</li></ol><p>The proceeds from the sale of your discounted ST shares will be refunded to your CPF Ordinary Account. Withdrawal of proceeds is subject to CPF withdrawal conditions.</p> <p style="margin-top:20px;"> <strong>B. WITHDRAWING YOUR DISCOUNTED ST SHARES</strong></p><p>You can withdraw your discounted ST shares as long as you have set aside the Full Retirement Sum (FRS) in your Retirement Account (RA) at age 55. The FRS can be set aside fully with cash, or with cash (i.e. at least the Basic Retirement Sum) and property.</p><p> <strong>Apply online using <em>my cpf</em></strong></p><ol><li style="margin-bottom:5pt;">Log in to <em>my cpf</em> Online Services with your SingPass.</li><li style="margin-bottom:5pt;">Select My Requests > Investment > <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/SingTelShareWithdrawal/DeclarationPage">Apply to Withdraw my Discounted Singtel Shares Upon Meeting CPF Withdrawal Conditions</a>.</li></ol><p>Your application will be processed within 15 working days from the day we receive your application. This includes the processing time by CDP.</p>CPF Investment Schemes17121711

 

 

Take the CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ)Take the CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ)<a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/CPFISSelfAwarenessQuestionnaire/Declaration"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Declaration</a>
Check my CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ) StatusCheck my CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ) Status<a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/CpfisSelfAwarenessQuestionnaire/StatusMain"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">StatusMain</a>

 

 

Expense Ratio Calculator Expense Ratio Calculator <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/ExpenseRatioCalculator/ExpenseRatioCalculate" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/ichtm.gif">expense_cal1.asp</a>
Stock and Gold Limits Calculator Stock and Gold Limits Calculator <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/StockAndGoldLimits/StockAndGoldLimitsLanding" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/ichtm.gif">Stock and Gold Limits Calculator</a>
Unit Trust Investment Profit & Loss Calculator Unit Trust Investment Profit & Loss Calculator <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/UnitTrustInvestmentCalculator/UnitTrustInvestmentCalculate" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/ichtm.gif">unitTrust_cal.asp</a>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check my CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ) StatusCheck my CPFIS Self-Awareness Questionnaire (SAQ) Status/Tools/online-demos/online-demos/my-cpf-online-services/my-requests738MP4, 0.7MB
Apply to Withdraw my CPFIS Investments Upon Meeting CPF Withdrawal ConditionsApply to Withdraw my CPFIS Investments Upon Meeting CPF Withdrawal Conditions/Tools/online-demos/online-demos/my-cpf-online-services/my-requests588MP4, 0.7MB
Apply to Withdraw my Discounted SingTel Shares Upon Meeting CPF Withdrawal Conditions Apply to Withdraw my Discounted SingTel Shares Upon Meeting CPF Withdrawal Conditions /Tools/online-demos/online-demos/my-cpf-online-services/my-requests589MP4, 1.0MB
Apply to transfer CPF investments sale proceeds (Division of CPF-related matrimonial assets)Apply to transfer CPF investments sale proceeds (Division of CPF-related matrimonial assets)/Tools/online-demos/online-demos/my-cpf-online-services/my-requests590MP4, 1.0MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for Withdrawal of Investments under CPF Investment Scheme (With Closure of Investment Account) and/or Discounted SingTel Shares<a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/InvestmentWithdrawal/Declaration" title="Application for Withdrawal of Investments under CPF Investment Scheme (With Closure of Investment Account) and/or SDS"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/ichtm.gif">Application for Withdrawal of Investments under CPF Investment Scheme (With Closing of Investment Account) and/or Discounted SingTel Shares</a><p>FORM INV-Transfer<br></p>This form allows you to withdraw your investments under CPF Investment Scheme (with closure of investment account) and/or Discounted Singtel shares. The e-Service may take you 5 minutes to complete. 00
Instruction to Transfer Discounted Singtel Shares (Division of Matrimonial Assets)<a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Miscellaneous/EConcierge/Cover" title="Transfer of Discounted SingTel Shares Instruction (Division of Matrimonial Assets)"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/ichtm.gif">Transfer of Discounted SingTel Shares Instruction (Division of Matrimonial Assets)</a><p>​FORM INV/DMA-SDS<br> </p>This form allows you to transfer your Discounted Singtel Shares from your CPF account to your ex-spouse’s CPF account under Division of Matrimonial Assets. The e-Service may take you 5 minutes to complete. 00PDF, 0.4MB
Instruction to Transfer Sale Proceeds (Division of Matrimonial Assets)<a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/eSvc/Web/Schemes/MatrimonialAssetsFundTransfer/MatrimonyAssetLanding"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">MatrimonyAssetLanding</a><p>​FORM INV/DMA-SP<br> </p>This form allows you to transfer your CPF investment sale proceeds from your CPF account to your ex-spouse’s CPF account under Division of Matrimonial Assets. The e-Service may take you 5 minutes to complete.00PDF, 0.5MB

 

 

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