Singapore Government Securities

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    Fixed income Investments backed by the Singapore Government


Singapore Government Securities (SGS) are debt instruments issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore on behalf of the Singapore Government.


SGS come in two forms:


Treasury Bills

  • These are short-term securities with original maturities up to 12 months
  • Treasury Bills are issued at a discount from the face value full face value upon maturity. The return on your investment is therefore the difference between the purchase price and the face value of the Treasury Bill, i.e. the discount given


Government Bonds

  • These are longer-term securities with original maturities of 2, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 30 years
  • They pay a fixed interest rate (coupon) every six months for the entire life of the securities
  • Coupon or interest rate is guaranteed for the entire life of the bond, thus assuring the investor of a steady source of income


  • SGS are safe and secure investments as principal payment of interests and principal is backed by the credit of the Singapore Governement.
  • SGS offer opportunities for capital gains when prices of securities rise in response to a fall in interest rates. (Conversely, there may be capital losses if interest rates rise.)
  • SGS offer liquidity as they can be readily sold for cash before their maturity date


  • To purchase SGS, you’ll need to open a Debt Securities account with UOB. Cash can be used to purchase
  • You may either buy SGS from us or participate in the auction of new SGS issues by submitting your bid(s) to us on a prescribed tender form(s) that is/are available from us. There are no restrictions on foreign investors in purchasing SGS

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