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Dual Currency Investments

Dual Currency Investments

Improve potential yields with our foreign exchange-linked structured product, also known as UOB MaxiYield.1

Better yields, shorter tenures

Get better yields

Get better yields

Enjoy potentially higher returns than normal fixed deposits with UOB MaxiYield.1

Pre-agreed exchange rates

Pre-agreed exchange rates

Choose your preferred exchange rate between your base and alternate currency.

Pick from 10 global currencies

Pick from 10 global currencies

Access Australian Dollar (AUD), British Sterling Pound (GBP), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Euro (EUR), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Japanese Yen (JPY), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Swiss Franc (CHF) and United States Dollar (USD) and CNH (Offshore Yuan).

Minimum tenure of 1 week

Minimum tenure of 1 week

Choose your own investment period, up to 12 months.

No upfront fees

No upfront fees

Make the most of your capital investment.

Ready to invest? Get in touch with our specialists.

Ready to invest?
Get in touch with our specialists.

    Frequently asked questions

    What do I need to start investing?
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    1. Open a current account in your chosen currency
    2. Open a UOB Fixed Deposit account
    3. Add min. S$100,000 to your account
    4. Start investing

    Get in touch and we’ll help you get started

    It's a deposit linked to foreign exchange movements between two currencies. Upon maturity, you will receive your investment in either your original (base) currency or selected alternate currency. 

    You can earn potentially higher yields on your currency investments by capitalising on potentially favourable foreign exchange movements.

    After selecting your base currency and alternate currency, you will be asked to choose your strike rate (the pre-agreed exchange rate).

    Assuming an investment of US$1 million at an Enhanced Yield of 6%2, we have prepared the following profit and loss scenarios below.

    Scenario A (Profit):
    If AUD/USD rate is above 0.8700:

    1. Prevailing Exchange Rate on Expiration Date: 0.8800 (i.e. AUD 1 is worth USD 0.8800)
    2. Amount Received upon Maturity: USD1,000,000 + (USD1,000,000 x 6% x 30/360) = USD1,005,000.00
    3. Gain: USD 5,000

    Scenario B (Loss):
    If AUD/USD rate is below 0.8700:

    1. Prevailing Exchange Rate on Expiration Date: 0.8650 (i.e. AUD1 is worth USD0.8650)
    2. Amount Received on Maturity: [USD1,000,000 + (USD1,000,000 x 6% x 30/360)]/0.8700 = AUD1,155,172.41
    3. Loss3: USD1,000,000 - (AUD1,155,172.41x 0.8650) = (USD775.87)

    2 The Enhanced Yield, which is also the effective yield, is indicative and is used only for illustration purposes and thus subjected to change.

    3 Assuming that the investor wishes to convert back to the base currency at the prevailing exchange rate of 0.8650.

    Please get in touch to discuss an early withdrawal and to learn what the applicable charges are.

    Product terms and conditions apply.

    • The information is given on a general basis and does not constitute an offer, an invitation to offer, a solicitation or a recommendation by UOB to enter into or conclude any transaction.
    • UOB does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy , timeliness or completeness of the information contained herein for any particular purpose and thus assumes no responsibility of it.
    • Investors may wish to seek advice from a professional or an independent financial adviser before investing in any investment product.
    • This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    1UOB MaxiYield is a Dual Currency Investment. This is an investment with an embedded option which you have sold to the Bank. In the event that the Bank chooses to exercise the option, the value of your investment in the Base Currency will be converted into the Alternate Currency, regardless of whether you wish to be paid in this currency at that time. If the prevailing exchange rate moves against your favour, the value of your redemption amount at maturity may be less than your principal investment amount when converted into the Base Currency at the prevailing market rate.

    Exchange controls may also apply from time to time to certain foreign currencies. Such exchange controls imposed by the home country of that foreign currency may affect the convertibility or transferability of that currency.

    You should determine whether a Dual Currency Investment is suitable for you in light of your investment needs, goals, objectives and risk appetite. You should also consider your financial needs and your risk profile prior to making any investment decisions. You may wish to seek advice from a licensed or exempt financial adviser before making a commitment to purchase the product. In the event that you choose not to have a licensed or exempt financial adviser, you should consider whether the product in question is suitable for you. UOB MaxiYield will be governed by the MaxiYield Facility Agreement and the related Confirmation Note as agreed between you and the Bank. You should also note that UOB MaxiYield is an investment product that is required to be held till maturity. Unless the Bank otherwise agrees, the investment amount cannot be withdrawn by the investor, whether partially or in whole, prior to its maturity. In the event the Bank allows early withdrawal by the investor, the Bank shall be entitled to deduct from the investment amount, any loss, costs, charge and/or expenses as incurred by the Bank (including those in relation to the Bank's unwinding or termination of its hedging and/or funding position) and similar administrative and other charges as the Bank may impose. In such circumstances, you may receive less than the principal investment amount.

    Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the Supplementary Retirement Scheme are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$75,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.
    Please refer to UOB Insured Deposit Register for a list of UOB accounts / products that are covered under the Scheme.
    For more information on the Deposit Insurance Scheme, please click here.

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