More Singaporeans are prioritising debt management: OCBC survey
Six in 10 are paying off their housing loans on target.
The number of Singaporeans putting a stronger emphasis on managing their debt has increased, OCBC’s Financial Wellness Index revealed.
According to the survey, 64% of Singaporeans are on target with paying off their house loans, an uptick of 4 percentage points from 2022.
The percentage of Singaporeans paying their unsecured debt on time also increased by three percentage points from 2022 to 84% in 2023.
With more being able to pay on time, the percentage of Singaporeans with unsecured debt has fallen to 28% (-3 percentage points).
Whilst more can pay loans and debts on time, fewer Singaporeans can comfortably spend beyond the basics (40%, -8 percentage points). Only 46% are prepared for emergency and family obligations.