You really need to check out the newly revamped DBS branch at Plaza Singapura!

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Adulting is hard when it comes to responsibilities and future planning. I would like to say that almost nothing about adulting is fun unless you enjoy the process. However, DBS just made banking less stressful by revamping their Novel “cafe and branch” at Plaza Singapura.


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Although it is a “cafe and branch concept”, don’t worry, you can still expect the same high-quality banking and lifestyle services from DBS!!

The first thing you can see and smell once you step into the branch is the aroma of freshly brewed coffee from bettr Barista – a social enterprise supported by the DBS Foundation. I have also heard about plans for monthly latte art and coffee appreciation classes with DBS from the founder of bettr Barista. I bet all most of the coffee lovers out there are looking forward to this!


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I really really REALLY love how hip the entire place looks. Take a look at the cash withdrawal and deposits machine. Does it make you feel as though you are in London withdrawing cash?

There are more Instagram worthy spots to be explored there and I am so going back for a second or even a third visit!


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James, who is more into tech-y stuffs was naturally attracted to the VR corner for his retirement planning. Let’s just put it this way – no more boring surveys, no more time consuming Q&As just to know how to work towards your retirement lifestyle.

Now, how do you spell futurtisticcccc? Haha.


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Pepper, the robot will be there to introduce you to the Video Teller Machines (VTMs). At any point of them when you feel lost at the VTMs, you can get help through the live video conference with the staff, which is a feature of the VTM. It actually provides you with non-cash banking service like issuance or replacement of internet banking tokens or debit cards.

I personally like this service a lot because I rely very heavily on my bank token and debit cards. Should I accidentally lose either of it and I need to replace it immediately, I do not have to wait for the bank to open just to get a replacement.

Fun fact: There are currently 13 VTMs in Singapore and  you can expect 7 more by the end of 2017.


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Finally, take a look at this pile of bunnies here! They were ALL OVER DBS Plaza Singapura during the official opening!

The bunnies actually represents the new DBS Multiplier Account where the young adults, like both James and me who are busy preparing for our wedding and future home now, can qualify for higher interest rates with lower transaction threshold, with no minimum salary crediting amount and of course, no minimum credit card spend (YAY!!).


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You only need to have your salary credited with DBS/POSB, and transact in one or more of the following categories: credit card spend, home loan installment, insurance or investments.

Both James and I qualify for this as both of our salaries are being credited to our DBS/POSB accounts and so is our home loan, we took up DBS Home Loan 2 years ago!

Let me give you an example of how Multipler works:

A university fresh graduate with a net salary of SGD2,700 and a credit card spend of SGD200/month will enjoy interest rates of 1.85% p.a. on his/her DBS Multiplier Account Balance.


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If you are interested to find out more about the plan, you can visit http://www.dbs.com.sg/multi.

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