Fave has two sections of their business one is Fave Deals and one is Fave Pay. I presume many people of age would know what Fave deals does. It used to be a big deal with “Groupons”. It actually means Coupons bought in bulk and hence Group Buy and bring down the prices of certain services and products. These trends are now long gone and the current trend is known as e-wallets and online payments. This is where Fave Pay comes in.
Fave deals isn’t gone in entirety but it still involved buying deals from different categories with F&B deals coming at some thing like $30 worth of vouchers at $27 (Something like that which gives you a 5% or 10% discount)
Most people would have known that you can double stack your rewards by adding Grab Pay for your payment methods. However, since Grab Pay have nerfed all payment rewards, it’s better for you to add a credit card to double stack your payment rewards. DO check your MCC code for eligible rewards. It is getting tougher to double and triple stack rewards so to a certain extent, it isn’t quite worthwhile to use certain e-wallets.
Fave Pay also help in getting goodies from Google Pay and completing your Huat Pats.
I may have been a latecomer in the free stock game here but there’s always a opportunity or rather opportunity cost. Regardless of the time and period, if there’s something to gain or benefit from recommending certain products. I don’t see why we can’t do that. There have been a recent trend in growing a trading platform of late and in doing so, offering too good to refuse perks such as free “1” shares of popular and big capitalisation US equity companies.
Before I begin, I need to say that I’m working with Tiger Brokers on this sponsored content. Personally, I have used them and cost wise, it has been one of the more effective trading apps I’ve used as compared to traditional brokerage.
Tiger Brokers Perks
Tiger has a professional trading platform with easy-to-navigate design, quick online account opening, and funding. Tiger support trading global markets that include US, HK, Singapore stocks, and more. Tiger is offering every client benefit below when you do an initial funding of 2000SGD or estimate 1550USD:
1. Registration: 500 Tiger Coins 2. Account Opening: Stock: 60 commission-free trades within 180 days for stocks of U.S., H.K., Singapore & Australia Future: 5 commission-free trades for Futures within 30 days 3. First Deposit ≥ SGD 2,000： Stock: 1 free Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) share
I just want to qualify for you to take note that you can’t send in a test transfer like initial $1 and the balance $1999 on the second transfer.
Due to some system related constraints, these are the issues that came up. I know that end of the day, what’s the difference as long as it makes up the whole sum. I have feedbacked to them and we shall see what they say.
In Summary, you have to complete an initial transfer of the full amount to the Tiger Broker Designated account that was opened in your name to be eligible for the promotion and free stock.
Thank you all in advance. I may give you a little extra if you use my link to sign up. Just drop me a private note once you have done so and funded the account.
This is not a sponsored post. This is purely my own opinion after using their service and/or products. If you like what you are seeing, do remember to check they out and do your diligence. There is no one size fits all investment strategy. Just take note to use this code to get your Tiger Perks – “WELCOME321“
Singlife is offering up to $35 when you sign up for Singlife Account and their Singlife Grow. I’ve been following them for a while now and I realised that they have been promoting their GROW ILP account. I’m not sure if it took off well but given how there is marketing dollars to promote seems like it is encouraging a higher take up rate. To get the $30 from grow, it takes very little effort. If you are an existing Singlife Account, you will still qualify for the Singlife Grow reward as long as you have never applied for Grow portfolio before. Just take note to use the code to get your credits – “ki02dAhi”
The new scheme and promotion
There isn’t a lock-in period for your funds, and you can withdraw without penalty but it seems like there is a cap at S$20,000 per account per day so do take note.
The interest mechanic
On top of the sign-up gift, you also get 0.5% p.a. additional returns for your Singlife Account when you set up your Grow portfolio which is a nice cherry on top of the sign-up bonus. This gives you 1.5% p.a. on your Singlife Account for the first $10,000.
Not to mention that if you complete the $500 spending per month, you get an additional 0.5% p.a. and that makes it 2.0% p.a. on your Singlife Account for the first $10,000.
The Additional Perks
As all promotion goes, do some form of diligence and check out the Terms and Conditions to understand what you are putting your money into. Read it here: Terms and Conditions
The Cash Mechanic goes like this.
a. If you are not an account holder, sign up using this code ki02dAhi + order and activate the Singlife debit card to get a S$5 sign up bonus
b. If you are an existing customer then check GROW out.
Sign and apply for your first GROW policy using this code ki02dAhi + Fund your first GROW policy with a minimum of S$1000 to get a $30 sign up bonus.
In short, if you are a new customer, your max benefits will be S$35 and if you are an existing customer, your max benefits will be S$30.
The Real Deal, GROW ILP (Investment Linked Plan-ILP)
Without doubt, I scrutinise at the term ILP. Personally, I have terminated 2 ILPs that I bought some time back without knowing what I was going into.
Singlife Grow is primarily an investment ILP with very minimal insurance. You don’t have to pay high upfront commissions nor high assurance charges, and no lock-in period for your funds. However, I’m not quite sure if there is a fund switch function and what the bid-offer spreads are like.
Singlife Grow is more of a hybrid robo-insurtech /advisor perhaps and I can’t really classify them under any sorts but for sure they are in the Insurance industry so hence the term ILPs. They are not the typical ILP which loads the consumer even before the investing starts so that’s a plus.
However, do take note of the investment risks so it can go both ways and there’s no guaranteed returns.
I understand that the fund managers who will be managing your funds will be from Aberdeen Standard investments
They are also under ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) which is a big thing these days as people approach sustainable investing.
Coverage will be 101% of Net premium or Account value (In the event it has gone up much higher)
Fees will be 0.25% per quarter of the account value. (Management Charge)
No Cost of Insurance (Excellent)
Some important information to note:
Singlife Launches Member Get Member Programme, Rewarding New and Existing Customers S$35 for Every Referral
All referrers and referees receive S$30 when the referee signs up for Grow, and S$5 when the referee creates a Singlife Account and activates their Singlife Visa Debit Card. With no limits to the number of referrals, customers can continue to refer and receive more rewards.
The Grow ILP – Investment Linked Plan
Singlife’s Grow is an Investment-Linked Policy (ILP) with portfolios managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments. Accessed through the Singlife App, customers can manage, save and invest simply through a single interconnected platform with absolutely no lock-ins. For more information on Grow, visit https://singlife.com/grow/.
The Singlife Account continues offering the same flexibility customers desire with no lock-ins or withdrawal fees, and better peace of mind. For more information about the Singlife Account, visit https://singlife.com/manage/. However last I tried, there is a cap of S$20,000 limit of transfer out per account per day so do take note.
The physical card
The Singlife Account is Singlife’s flagship everyday insurance savings plan that comes with a free Visa Debit Card, carrying no FX fees for foreign currency transactions.
The protection by SDIC
The Singlife Account and Grow are protected up to specified limits by Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation (SDIC).
This is not a sponsored post. This is purely my own opinion after using their service and/or products. If you like what you are seeing, do remember to check they out and do your diligence. There is no one size fits all investment strategy. Just take note to use this code to get your credits – “ki02dAhi“
I was lured by the high yields of CakeDefi which is roughly around 80% or at point of writing. This is accounted for in APY (Annual Percentage Yield) by staking. I signed up about 3 months ago but failed to take any action on this. Given how cash interest rates is just no longer interesting, I’ve been looking to invest my cash.
The crypto space is really intriguing. I’ve been reading trying my best to keep up with the crypto world but it is extremely dynamic but I do see use and real world cases which we can tap on and try to make a deal out of these new coins/system.
I decided to put in SGD$100 into Cakedefi as an experiment to see what rewards I’ll get in the next three months or so as a regular monthly updates similar to what I have been doing for my own robo advisors accounts.
If you are keen to join Cakedefi, here’s how to do it online:
Head to my referral link below (QR code or referral code) to set up your Cakedefi account.
Rewards: Get a total of US$30 worth of DFI ($20 worth of DFI when you sign up and make a deposit of $50 or more + $10 referral reward)
KYC applies – you’d need to standby a pic of you with your IC (and writing date and the stuff that you are applying for – their website will guide you), and upload proof of your addresses through your banking statement or utilities bill.
KYC approval time is fast so you can do this rather quickly.
I’m only trying out the staking on DFI and not farming for other stuff. I have yet to be convinced by CakeDefi so I will only play small money here.
How do we begin? To make the CAKE, you’d need the main ingredient: DeFi coin.
First, transfer BTC from Gemini to your Cake wallet at here
I chose Gemini because of their 10 free withdrawal per month
I received 11.4 ish DeFi coins which works out to be around USD$2.63 per coin.
Upon deposit of US$50 coins and above, I received notification of the bonus DFI:
The bonus DFI that is worth USD 30 is frozen for the next 180 days and is already working for you. Currently you get paid the base APY plus a little bonus %.
Free money to take but take note that the bonus will be locked for 180 days.
As most would caution, maybe these will turn into ZERO so only do it if you are comfortable.
If you already intend to stake with CakeDefi, pls use my referral link here where you’d get a total of US$30 worth of DFI ($20 worth of DFI when you sign up and make a deposit of $50 or more + $10 referral reward)
This is not a sponsored post. This is purely my own opinion after using their service and/or products. If you like what you are seeing, do remember to check they out and do your diligence. There is no one size fits all investment strategy. Please use my referral code if you would like to try CakeDefi: 786793
There is a little frenzy about crypto credit/debit cards these days. They have these multi-currency features, money transfer options and split billing which kind of attracts me to these functions. Revolut is one of those cards other than crypto.com which give a cashback but it set themselves apart by being a money manager as well. It is less of crypto trading but a simple was to get into the things of crypto.
Again, this is just getting to start on the crypto journey. They are proving time and again that this is going be a force to be reckon with as compared to fiat (Normal cash and currency)
The Revolut Credit Card
Revolut is a digital banking app and card that focuses on technology, low fees and premium features. It’s designed for those who travel frequently and offers ways to spend abroad, including international money transfers with no hidden fees.
There is only one physical card and limited services if you take on the free service. However, if you wish to upgrade to a more premium tier. You can always do so later on so no worries about those first until you try them out
Some of the more interesting local context is that Revolut tries hard to bring in new partnerships such as 20% cashback on public transport by using the card and so on. Brands such as Nike.sg, Lazada, Decathlon and iHerb is already on their cashback programme. I find that these cashback returns are pretty decent and you can redirect your funds to purchasing cryptocurrency if you wish to. Otherwise, you can just leave that as cash.
With Revolut, you can do the following:
Use it as a debiting account. You can set up recurring payments, transfer or request for funds and withdraw cash at international ATMs. You’ll be able to view your balance on an analytics screen.
Make international payments. The app lets you transfer money to 150 countries, fee-free, at the interbank exchange rate.
Spend globally fee-free. All spending abroad is also charged at the interbank rate.
Hold different currencies in your account. You can hold a balance or make an exchange in the app in 28 currencies.
Pay friends or request payments. You’re able to pay other people, request for payments, or use the split-bill feature to divide a group spend with ease.
View spending habits. Using analytics, your can view your spending and track them like a money manager
Control your card and account. You can lock and unlock your card in the Revolut app as well as set monthly spending limits.
Save money. They have a vault feature let you build up funds for a specific funding goal. This is not a bank account so you do not earn any interest. This kinds of reminds me of what Hugo Wealth Card can do.
Rewards. Benefit from personalised cashback and discounts when you spend at Revolut’s partner merchants, including Amazon, Lazada, Nike and Zalora.
Instant balance top-up. Reload funds from your bank account to your Revolut account fast and conveniently.
Customer service available 24/7. Get in touch with customer service directly through Revolut’s app. Paid accounts are also entitled to concierge service and priority customer support.
No credit check. You do not need to show a salary or paycheck to get a limit as this is as good as a debit card.
Promotion and perks for signing up:
Sign up with my link and get 25 SGD after you order a card and complete 3 purchases all before the 5th October 2021. While you await the physical card you can use a virtual card as all actions must be completed before the deadline. https://revolut.com/referral/paulbo2uw!SEP1AGG
Read more about the Terms and Conditions here at Terms & Conditions
On top of what is offered, you can still create and order a Junior card if your kid is above 15 years old and it is a good time to teach about personal finance and budgeting. I think this is pretty cool for an added value option.
This is not a sponsored post. This is purely my own opinion after using their service and/or products. If you like what you are seeing, do remember to check they out and do your diligence. There is no one size fits all investment strategy.
Please use my referral code if you would like to try this card out. (This is a limited offer only until 5 Oct 2021) Referral Code
Crypto.com (CRO mainnet & https://crypto.com) has been around for some time now. I have not seen any utility crypto company who has delivered what they want to deliver to consumers over the last few years. They are as similar if not the same as any other company with a physical product that works. While I have my concerns, I do feel that they offer a little bit of everything which new users can learn about and existing users can complement with their existing knowledge.
To a certain extent, sometimes just jumping on the bandwagon allows one to commit and understand how the crypto world works. Once you have committed some money, one will take the effort to find out more and discover the traits of the crypto world and what it entails. Crypto is a highly aggressive alternative investment and everyone should be careful. This article just talks more about what I feel so do your own diligence before jumping onto something.
Meanwhile, given that Binance International is going through some regulatory and compliance issues in Singapore. Crypto.com is a good way to explore your options. To explain further about the perks on opening a crypto.com account:
Enter the email address that’s associated with your Crypto.com App account and send a connection request to your inbox.
Open the authorisation email, click Connect, enter your Crypto.com App passcode, and click Authorise & launch NFT.
If you would like to give Crypto.com a try do remember to use my referral code: 1JIC-91CM
I understand that by now, most would be a little confused with so many accounts. What Crypto.com can do is a lot of stuff. Listing it down and in summary:
a.https://crypto.com – This is their main app which allows you to swap cryptocurrency and also to setup your Metal VISA card. The Visa Card gives you the perks of cashback and using CRO to pay for specific vouchers (Special cashback discounts as well) – [APP only]
b. https://crypto.com/exchange – This is the trading account which allow you to set limits and trade with other pairs that they allow on the exchange (You can treat this as a brokerage account. The perks of opening the exchange account can be found here: Exchange Perks [Website & APP]
c. https://crypto.com/NFT – This is the marketplace for NFTs and also known as non-fungible Token. This is also what many know as digital art. [Website & APP]
d. https://crypto.com/defi-wallet – With the Crypto.com DeFi Wallet (a non-custodial wallet), you can send crypto to anyone around the world at your preferred confirmation speed and the network fee. With this you can also store and earn interest Crypto.com DeFi Wallet is a decentralized wallet, which means you own your private keys. During wallet creation, you will have to write down your recovery phrase which when needed, you will be able to restore your funds. (This is very important)
From here you can have the option to choose among the whitelisted validators for staking and redelegation (change delegation from existing validator to another validator). This will give you additional interest. Read more about it here: Defi-Wallet Earn
Some simple benefits for sign up
Other than putting approved coins to earn interest on the APP. You can also join in the syndication on the Exchange or the Supercharger event on the Crypto.com APP itself. You can stake your CRO and treat it as a way to farm for other coins that crypto.com has a promotion or link with. More information can be found here: Supercharger Event.
2. Metal Card Cashback
The Metal Card Cashback works like a credit card cashback account. The only thing that functions differently is that it is a debit card. You will need to pre-load it with cash before transacting with spends. Like any other card, they have to abide by MAS PSA. The card also credits cashback based on the MCC spends. More details can be found here: Cashback eligibility under their CRO cashback rewards program
Not to mention that if you take on the higher tier cards, you can get rebates for Spotify, Netflix and ever prime plus other perks which can be found here at https://crypto.com/sg/cards
3. Additional Promotion and Discounts
More perks and discount will be added over time and the updated ones until 30 Sep 2021 can be found here at User Exclusives and Promotions. If you have any queries, drop me a note and I will try my best to answer your questions. It can be daunting at first but eventually, you will get a hang of it.
This is not a sponsored post. This is purely my own opinion after using their service and/or products. If you like what you are seeing, do remember to check they out and do your diligence. There is no one size fits all investment strategy. If you would like to give Crypto.com a try do remember to use my referral code: 1JIC-91CM
Futu Holdings Limited (“Futu”) （NASDAQ: FUTU）is an advanced technology company transforming the investing experience by offering a fully digitized brokerage and wealth management platform .
Futu was listed on Nasdaq on March 8, 2019.
Under MooMoo, they are under the Singapore branch, https://www.moomoo.com/ and they are pretty aggressive on par with Tiger Brokers. The mechanics seem to change every month. You can now get like 1 apple share. If you transfer equities into their platform, you get even more perks.
Although after setting up the brokerage, maybe buying Futu stocks in the US stock exchange might be a good idea given their backing. Personally, these brokerages give the competition a run for their money. I find it easy to use and they are not just any fly by night company.
If you wish to sign up for those commission free perks and/or future promotions, do use my referral code here:https://j.moomoo.com/004Fsa
Currently, the promotion would run for 600 days free commissions.
To get additional perks, fund USD 2k or SGD 2700 equivalent. there is a SGD30 credit.
Plus free level 2 market data for US market & level 1 market data for SGD market.
SGD 50 cash coupon when you transfer in stocks.
For successful referrals, you can get up to 1 twitter share (Cap at 20 successful referrals)
Do keep abreast of new terms and conditions as they tweak these to avoid gaming of the system.
As of 1st Jun 2021, (0000hrs SGT ) new customers who have successfully opened a Futu SG securities account from 1st Jun 2021 to 30th Jun 2021 (2000hrs SGT) can enjoy 1 Free AAPL share when they fulfil all of the following conditions,
Successfully open a FUTU SG Securities account between 1st Jun 2021, 0000hrs SGT and 30th Jun 2021, 2000hrs SGT (hereinafter referred to as “activity time”);
Deposited funds worth SGD 2,700 or USD 2,000 or HKD 16,000 within 30 days from account opening;
Successfully unlocked the Level 1 Trading Badge or completed 5 successful trades
Conditions for Referrals
I’ll just pick out the most important details for a successful referral.
For each successful referral of a new customer that has used your personal referral link to,
You have to successfully open a new FUTU SG securities account;
You have put in a minimal deposit of SGD 2,700 or USD 2,000 or HKD 16,000 successfully. Within 30 days from successful account opening day;
Once you complete 1 successful trade , you will receive 1 Free Twitter (TWTR) share. Additionally 30 days commission-free trading for US, HK and SG stock markets.
The rewards for the referral programme is cumulative but capped to the first 20 successful referrals only. This means referral rewards of 1 Free Twitter (TWTR) share will be capped at a maximum cumulation of 20 only. Similarly, the additional 30 days of free commission trading for US, HK and SG stock markets will be kept at 600 days. Successful referral rewards are only valid for all referrals that happened from 1st May 2021 till 30th Jun 2021 (2000hrs SGT).
This referral programme is applicable for all users on moomoo (both existing and new users).
If you decide to sign up with Futu Brokerage, do remember to use my referral code: MooMoo Referral
For cash solutions, there are plenty of those around on robo-advisors. Cash solutions actually mean as good as cash. They can also be termed as money market solutions. In terms of allocation, they can be considered riskier than holding cash and less risky compared to bonds. Generally, the risk is lower as compared to any investments.
Most of the solutions are termed as cash management. It may sound complicated, it is just another term or a financial description.
i. It can be a series of money market funds combined to get a yield.
ii. Some of these cash solutions also be cash backed by loans/mortgage/cheap loans.
iii. When there are deals or directive from a company, there can be a combination of marketing dollars and promotions. These benefits the consumers usually.
There are multiple creative fiduciary ways to get a better yield however not all are covered under SDIC. This means that if there is a bank run – Your first S$75k in the bank covered by SDIC is secure.
The SCB Bonus Saver account
Standard Chartered Bank is running an interesting promotion for customers who currently do not have a Bonus Saver Account. The clause is that you need to transfer fresh funds (Not from Standard Chartered Bank) to the newly opened Bonus Saver account.
As a result from using SingPass to apply online, you will get an additional S$30. (Total: $208 via Bonus Saver + S$30 via SingPass) Hang on there. If you sign up via SingSaver, you get a little more!
a. The first condition is to fund SGD 50,000 into the Bonus$aver account until the end of the next month. This means that if you opened the account in May, you have to keep the cash in there until end of June)
b. The second condition is to take note of the promotion end date. That will be 31 May 2021. There is still 10 days to go from today 21 May 2021. The account opening is almost instantaneous.
Option wise, you can choose to get a set of Apple AirPods Pro (worth S$379) or S$250 cash when you make a min. fresh funds deposit of S$50,000 + S$30 cash upon account opening. Validity will be till 2 Jun 2021.
(Total: $250 via Bonus Saver + S$30 via SingPass) Sweet.
Take note of the charges
After you receive your payout take note of the – Fall below fee (fee incurred if you fail to meet the minimum average daily balance of S$3,000): S$5 per month [This is the item you need to take note of]
Early account closure fee: S$30 (within 6 months of opening) [Close it after 6 months if you do not require this account]
Cheque book fee (optional): S$10 [Not required in my opinion]
Debit card annual fee: S$20 [I don’t think we will get there]
Credit card annual fee: S$214 [I don’t think we will get there]
How to apply?
If you are looking to apply for the Bonus$aver account and Bonus$aver credit card, you will have to be between 21 to 65 years old.
In the year 2020, almost anything that you buy in any asset class will make you some money. Going into the year 2021, it is going to be a tough year. As I mentioned many times, portfolios will go through their baptism of fire. Perhaps it is the month of May. As the saying goes, sell in May and go away? It is going to be a trying year. This year, we will most likely see portfolios taking a hit. This is the time to put all those concepts to use.
Equity markets are pricing in the real leverage, over trading and over optimism with inflation risks and other factors to concerning investors. What are the other reasons? Frankly no one will know. Risky assets are always risky and they reward you with the rewards if you are spot on.
It is always hindsight
No one has any crystal ball so stop looking for gurus. As emotional as many people out there, I see green with envy for others who make the one hit wonder and 1000x their portfolio. The truth is, I doubt that I will even go into that kind of trade. However, it doesn’t stop me from trying stuff out. You never know which one might hit the jackpot.
Cryptocurrency – The way?
Dreaming of 100 BTC at USD 10? If it ever gets there again, will you buy a 100 of those? This is a question only every individual can answer on their own. To put things to perspective, d not look at what others have. Instead, look at your own portfolio and see what make sense of it. What does it serve and what is your target?
There are plenty of blogs out there who have different styles and objective. Their aim is not yours. We are all unique in nature. Learning to cope with drawdowns are key to the investment journey. Don’t panic, keep calm and keep buying. Just continue to do what you are doing consistently, results will show for itself when the time comes.
This is not a sponsored post. This is purely my own opinion. If you like what you are seeing, do remember to check they out and do your diligence. There is no one size fits all investment strategy.
There has been a number of crazy movements in the crypto world. No one can really explain the reason fundamentally but it created a bunch of young millionaires especially from Elon Musk little tweet about Dogecoin.
With only 11 days in the market, Shiba coins seems to be the next trend of meme coins. Woof Paper perhaps of white paper: https://www.shibatoken.com/
Pretty funny comments I would say reading the whitepaper. I hope VB burns or keep SHIB.
Buy or Risk? It really depends on your risk taking level. No pain no gain, no risk no returns.
Currently, it seems like you can use 2 ways to purchase SHIB:
a. Buy via Crypto.com App
b. Buy via metamask [Through the Ethereum (ETH) network]
c. You can buy it through Binance now. That’s pretty huge.
Crypto trading and currency is not for everyone so do your own diligence. Don’t FOMO, invest wisely. Good luck! Now, to the moon.
If you decide to sign up with Crypto.com to trade any other coins, Use this Crypto.com App to sign up for Crypto.com and we both get $25 USD. Referral Code: im3py887ty