Foreign Exchange

FX Forward

Protect your business from exchange rate volatility

Protect your foreign currency receivables and payables from exchange rate volatility with a DBS FX Forward contract. FX Forwards fix the exchange rate for a particular date in the future, whether it’s days, months or years. The exchange is completed on that date at the pre-agreed rate, regardless of the prevailing market rate.

For example, if you expect to receive a USD payment from an overseas buyer in a month’s time, you will need to exchange such USD proceeds into SGD in a month’s time. However, you may also want to hedge against USD depreciation in the interim. That’s why you may wish to enter into a FX Forward contract as below:

Spot date: 8 January 2013
Spot rate: 1.2200
Value date: 1 month later (8 February 2013)
Principal amount: USD 1 million
Forward rate: 1.2198

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Why choose DBS FX Forward?

  • Leverage our expertise and award-winning services, which make us one of the best FX houses in Asia. DBS was named the Best FX Bank in Singapore 2015 for the 8th year in a row by Global Finance
  • Enjoy competitive pricing due to our market leader position and extensive network
  • Stay informed of the latest market developments with insights from more than 100 DBS research analysts in Asia
  • Identify and hedge against the potential risks you face when doing business overseas with strategic advice from our dedicated SME advisory sales team

FAQs

How competitive is the pricing of DBS’ FX products compared with other banks?

Being one of the leading banks in Asia, DBS is perfectly placed to help deliver the best possible pricing available to you. We not only strive to remain competitive, but to actually lead the market.

How does DBS update SME customers on current FX rates and market trends?

Our Economic Research Team produces a daily breakfast summary of the latest market trends, updates and FX rates.

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Awards
Awards

Best FX Bank in Singapore, 2008 to 2015, Global Finance

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