DBS iBanking Technical FAQs

  1. What hardware and software do I need to access DBS/POSB iBanking?

    We recommend the following:
    • Computer with 500MHz processor or higher
    • 64 MB RAM or higher
    • Internet connection of 28.8 kbps or higher
    • The following operating systems:
      • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
      • Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3

  2. Can I use other operating systems?

    DBS/POSB iBanking was developed specifically for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X 10.2 and Mac OS X 10.3. Other operating systems may not be compatible.

  3. What browser should I use?

    We recommend the following browsers for optimal browsing:

    For Windows OS (Operating System):
    • Google Chrome version 37
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    • Internet Explorer version 11
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    • Firefox version 31
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    • Safari version 7
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  4. What should I do if my Internet Explorer frequently hangs?

    If you encounter problems while accessing iBanking using Internet Explorer, you may need to upgrade your browser or update it with the most recent fixes from Microsoft to keep it running smoothly. Keeping your browser updated is also likely to protect your computer better as the latest fixes and patches will also address known security weaknesses

  5. I am not able to perform any financial transactions. What should I do?

    Please ensure that you are using one of the recommended browsers and the JavaScript features are activated.

  6. How do I activate JavaScript?

    For Internet Explorer version 8 to 11:
    • Go to "Tools"
    • Go to "Internet Options"
    • Click on "Security" tab
    • Go to "Custom Level" button
    • Under Scripting category check Active Scripting and Scripting of Java applets
    • Click "OK" to save settings
    For Google Chrome version 23 to 37:
    • Go to "Settings"
    • Click on "Show advanced settings"
    • Go to "Privacy"
    • Click on "Content settings"
    • Ensure that "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)" is checked
    • Click on "Done" to save settings
    For Firefox version 23 to 31:
    • Go to "Tools"
    • Go to "Options"
    • Click on "Content"
    • Ensure that "Enable JavaScript" is checked
    • Click on "OK" to save settings
    For Safari version 5 to 7:
    • Go to "Edit"
    • Go to "Preferences"
    • Click on "Security"
    • Ensure that "Enable JavaScript" is checked

  7. What should I do if I see 'This program has performed an illegal operation' message on my PC?

    This is commonly known as GPF (General Protection Fault). You'll have to restart your browser. If the problem persists, please consult your PC vendor.

  8. When using IE, I noticed that the padlock is 'unlocked'. Does this mean that your pages are not encrypted?

    The security of your banking information is very important to us and we have taken the necessary steps to encrypt all the pages containing confidential information with proprietary encryption.

    For IE browsers, the padlock may not be a reliable indicator of whether the pages and their information are encrypted as it may remain "unlocked" in certain circumstances even though the pages are actually encrypted.

    To check on the encryption status, please follow the following steps:

    For Internet Explorer version 8 to 11:
    • Go to "File"
    • Click on "Properties"
    • Click on "Certificates"
    If the page is not encrypted, you will see a message "This type of document does not have a security certificate." If it is encrypted, it will show you the certificate properties.

    Note: The padlock and the above steps will not be able to detect the additional encryption currently used as it is a proprietary encryption.

  9. How do I clear my browser cache?

    To clear your browser cache:

    For Internet Explorer version 8 to 11:
    • Go to "Tools"
    • Go to "Internet Options"
    • Select "General"
    • Click on "Delete Files" at "Temporary Internet files"
    For Google Chrome version 23 to 37:
    • Go to "Tools"
    • Go to "Clear browsing data"
    • Ensure that "Cached images and files" is checked
    • Click on "Clear browsing data"
    For Firefox version 23 to 31:
    • Go to "Tools"
    • Go to "Clear Recent History"
    • Select "Everything" under Time range to clear
    • Click on "Details"
    • Ensure that "Cache" is checked
    • Click on "Clear Now"
    For Safari version 5 to 7:
    • Go to "Edit"
    • Go to "Empty cache"
    • Click on "Empty"

  10. I am experiencing slow response when accessing the DBS/POSB iBanking. What is wrong?

    The slow response could be due to the following:
    • The browser, operating system and hardware used. Please click here for our recommended browser, operating system and hardware
    • Your Internet Service Provider, Local Area Network or our system is facing intermittent slow response..
    Click here if you are having problems with your login.

  11. Why was I prompted with the "Service Not Available" message in the midst of my iBanking session?

    There is a few reasons why you may be prompted with the "Service Not Available" message:
    • Your session/ transaction was terminated after a period of inactivity
    • You have clicked on the browser's "Back" button to go back to the previous page
    • You have hit the "Enter" key instead of clicking on "Submit"/ "OK" to proceed to the next page
    • The service you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable
    Please proceed to log-out, clear your cache and log-in again. If the repeated attempts are still unsuccessful, please try again later.

  12. I wish to view the iBanking wide-screen interface properly. How do I change the display settings of my computer to 1024x768pixels?

    You can change your settings by following these steps:
    • Go to "Start"
    • Select "Settings"
    • Select "Control Panel"
    • Select "Display"
    • Select "Settings" tab
    • Change "Screen resolution" to 1024 by 768 pixels
    • Click "Ok" to save the new settings

  13. I wish to print the iBanking pages properly. How do I change the printer settings of my computer?

    You can change your settings by following these steps:
    • Go to "File"
    • Select "Print"
    • Select "Preferences"
    • Select "Portrait"
    • Select "Ok"
    • Click "Print"

    For Account Summary, Transaction History and Completion pages, you can click on the "Print This Page" button and the pages will be printed out properly in Portrait format.

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