Singapore’s regulator publishes new structured deposit guidelines


Singapore’s regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has published guidelines on structured deposits to raise market conduct standards among banks and to protect retail investors against mis-selling.

Under the new guidelines, a product can only be labelled as a deposit if the principal is not exposed to any risk other than the credit risk of the issuer and is repaid in full at maturity. The principal must also be paid in cash as opposed bonds or shares. “Labelling a product as a

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