MAS Broadens Exemption from TSDR Threshold

Singapore, 10 February 2014… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has received feedback from borrowers who face challenges refinancing loans for owner-occupied properties which were bought before the introduction of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) rules. MAS has decided to broaden the existing exemption from the TDSR threshold of 60 per cent for such loans to ease the debt servicing burden of these borrowers.

Under the revised rules, a borrower who bought a residential property before the TDSR rules were introduced – i.e. the Option to Purchase (OTP) of the residential property was granted before 29 June 2013 – will be exempted from the TDSR threshold as long as he occupies the residential property that is being refinanced

See on http://www.mas.gov.sg/news-and-publications/press-releases/2014/mas-broadens-exemption-from-tsdr-threshold.aspx

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