Stepping up to help SMEs tide through Covid-19 and beyond
SMEs are the engine of Singapore’s economy and in this difficult time, even though cashflow needs are your top priority, we know you have to grapple with many other challenges to keep the business going. Here at DBS SME Banking, we’re in this with you for the long run – to help you sustain, recover and even thrive beyond these challenging times. Which is why we’ve rolled out a range of short-term liquidity relief measures, resources to digitalise your business, as well as expertise you can tap on to upskill business capabilities. For a comprehensive suite of financing and digital solutions and resources that can help you manage, grow and transform your business, click here.
Latest on Principal Moratorium on Term Loans
As announced on 5 October 2020, DBS customers can now choose to defer 80% of their principal loan repayments from 1 January 2021 - 30 June 2021 under three schemes.
SME Working Capital Loan
New relief assistance from Budget 2020 for SMEs. Access collateral-free funding with repayment period of up to 5 years.
Temporary Bridging Loan
New relief assistance from Budget 2020, for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Access collateral-free funding with repayment period of up to 5 years.
0% Interest Payment Plans on DBS Commercial Credit Cards
To help ease your cashflow, customers with a DBS World Business Card or Platinum Business Card can opt to spread their payments at 0% interest through merchant Instalment Payment Plans or the new My Preferred Payment Plan. Processing fee for My Preferred Payment Plan is waived until 31 December 2020 for tenor of up to 12 months.
Faster payouts for Jobs Support Scheme (JSS)
Eligible SMEs will be able to receive their payouts faster compared to cheques when using PayNow Corporate.
SGQR Deployment Assistance Scheme
Businesses, especially those still operating as essential services during this period, can get complimentary support on training and display of PayNow SGQR point-of-sales materials to help reduce physical handling of cash.
Business operations – account opening and loan applications
We strive to minimise disruption to your business and encourage you to leverage our online channels to set up a business account or apply for a loan from wherever you are. With 3 account types and 11 types of SME Loans to choose from, we are ready to keep your business going.
“Contact-free” trade financing via DBS IDEAL
To minimise the need for couriers or your employees to physically submit paper-based applications at our trade counters, you can now submit trade financing applications online, as well as digitally upload any required documents such as trade contracts, invoices, customs declarations and purchase orders.
Bootcamp webinars are designed to equip you with the know how on different digital solutions available. From streamlining business operations to specific solutions that can help tide through this challenging period, we work with partners to demonstrate how these digital solutions can help.
Upskilling business capabilities – Online SME Academy
We want to help you and your workforce to remain competitive, and we recognise that one way to do so is to support your upskilling journey. Riding on the back of our popular SME Academy classes, we’ve launched the Online SME Academy featuring actionable insights by industry practitioners you can learn from, anytime, anywhere!
Covid-19 SME Business Resource Guide
Closing in on Covid-19 and its far-reaching effects on businesses, this guide serves as a business owners’ go-to resource guide on everything related to the pandemic.
Bookmark this page to check for more updates on the latest Covid-19 relief measures from our partners and us, or call the dedicated DBS SME Banking BusinessCare team at 1800 222 2200. You may also wish to reference our FAQs on how we are safe-guarding the health and well-being of our customers and partners here.