Malaysia seen retaining property cooling measures

COUNTRIES in the region that imposed property cooling measures at around the same time are not likely to be relaxing them almost simultaneously due to differing economic conditions. Singapore had slightly lowered the property seller’s stamp duty and ... ( read original story ...)

Mortgage prisoner victory: Bank of Scotland refunds reader £30k

After a six-year battle, a “mortgage prisoner” has secured a £29,000 refund from Bank of Scotland for overpayments it admits he should not have been forced to pay. Philip Pantelouris, 56, has been fighting the lender, which is part of Lloyds Banking ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore's Central Bank Seen Holding Fire as Growth Recovers

(Bloomberg) -- Singapore’s recovery from a contraction last year may give the central bank little incentive to adjust its policy stance next month as it monitors the impact of higher U.S. interest rates. The Monetary Authority of Singapore, which uses ... ( read original story ...)

Fed rate hike: Expect to pay more monthly on home loans

Home owners in Singapore can expect to pay a higher monthly instalment on their housing loans, on the back of a rate hike by the United States Federal Reserve. The US central bank raised its benchmark federal fund rate - the rate banks charge each other ... ( read original story ...)