notional pooling

Notional Pooling

Optimise group cash balances without moving funds

Notional Pooling

Optimise group cash balances without moving funds

At a Glance
Notional Pooling optimises your group cash balances across multiple accounts without physical movement of funds.

Offset balances

Credit and debit balances across a group of accounts in the same location are notionally aggregated to derive a pool net balance used as the basis for net interest computation


Optimise balances

Reduce borrowing costs and earn higher interest on pooled balances

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Operational benefits

Benefit derived from pooling can be apportioned systematically across the participants in the pool as per pre-agreed criteria

Features & Benefits
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Preserve the individual autonomy of sub-accounts with control and governance at the Group level or Treasury entity on the overall liquidity position

Eliminate the hassle of manual reporting, tracking and reconciling your various accounts

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Access real-time liquidity position, alerts and reports via DBS IDEAL, our online banking platform

How it Works


How to Apply

Please contact us at:

  • 1800 222 2200 (if you are in Singapore)
  • +65 6222 2200 (if overseas)

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Can DBS Notional Pooling support structures in different currencies?


Can it be performed for accounts of subsidiary companies?

Yes, notional pooling can be performed among accounts of subsidiary companies.

Where will the interest benefit be allocated to?

Interest derived from notional pooling can be apportioned to the pool master account or the sub-accounts.

What’s the difference between Notional Pooling and Cash Concentration?

Cash Concentration requires the physical movement of funds into one account. Inter-company loans are created as funds move between the accounts of different companies. There is no physical movement of funds for Notional Pooling as account balances are notionally set-off.

Can we do this on a regional basis?

Notional Pooling only works across accounts in the same location. In addition, we provide interoperability with other liquidity techniques such as Cross-Border Sweep and Interest Optimisation to consolidate funds from multiple countries. However, they are subject to the regulations of each country.