New Launch EC Deferred Payment Scheme

No Loan Repayment Is Required During The Construction Period

EC ​Deferred Payment Schedule

For Buying New Launch EC in Singapore

When you purchase a New Launch EC in Singapore, there are two payment schemes for you to choose, either the EC Deferred Payment Scheme or the EC Normal ​Progressive Payment Scheme. When you opt for the EC Deferred Payment Scheme, there is no housing loan repayment during the construction period. You only make instalment payments after you have gotten the Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP).

When it comes to buying a New Launch EC, the only option that EC buyers have is to apply for a bank loan. For a bank loan, EC buyers will need to prepare a bigger downpayment, which is at least 25% in cash or CPF OA savings (minimum cash outlay of 5%).

For EC Deferred Payment Scheme (75% Loan-to-Value), EC Buyers need to put down 20 per cent downpayment. The remaining 65 per cent is payable only when the developer issues the Notice of Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP). Or in simple terms, until the Executive condo is ready for occupation and you get to pick up your keys. The bank will disburse the 1st loan upon the calling of the payment, and EC buyers will then start the monthly housing loan repayment.

The key advantage of EC Buyers opt for the Deferred Payment Scheme is, they do not need to manage two housing loans concurrently. It offers those with existing loan repayment some flexibility in managing their finances. However, the New Launch EC purchase price on EC Deferred Payment Scheme is usually priced at 2 to 3% higher compared to the one on Normal Progressive Payment Scheme.

Another point to take note is, Mortgage Servicing Ratio (MSR) applies to EC purchase – The monthly housing loan repayments cannot exceed 30% of EC buyers’ incomes. This rule will affect the eligible bank loan amount for the EC buyers.

You may refer to the following table, to find out more about the Executive Condo (EC) Timeline (different stages, the percentage of the payment and the payment mode for each stage).

New Launch Executive Condo (EC) Timeline

Stage % Description When to Get Ready Payment Mode
1st 5% Booking & Obtaining Option To Purchase Day 1 Cash
Payment of Resale Levy

  • If the 1st subsidised flat already been sold. Pay at the HDB Branch, before EC Buyer signs the S&P.
  • If the 1st subsidised flat is not sold yet, pay upon the sale of the 1st subsidised flat, within six mths from the date of TOP
Buyer to engage solicitor (~ $3000)
Buyer to select the Mortgage Loan (Stamp fee ~$500)
Buyer to submit documents to HDB
Buyer’s Stamp Duty Within two weeks upon signing S&P Cash or CPF OA
15% Downpayment Within nine weeks from Date of Option Cash or CPF OA
2nd 5% Completion of Foundation Work
Cash or CPF OA
60% Bank Loan
Completion of Reinforced Concrete
Completion of Brick Wall
Completion of Ceiling / Roofing
Completion of Doors & Windows Frames are in position, the Electrical Wiring & Plumbing & Internal Plastering
Completion of Car Park, Roads and Drains
Obtaining Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP)
3rd 15% Upon Production of the Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC)
Bank Loan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About EC Deferred Payment Scheme
  • HDB loans are not applicable for New Launch EC purchase. When it comes to buying a New Launch EC, the only option that EC buyers have is to apply for a bank loan.