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  • :: ParaPlanner - Information Bank -CPF Minum sum Scheme::
    are recommended to go for screening mammogram yearly Screening Colonoscopies Persons aged 50 and above can use their own or their immediate family member s Medisave for their screening colonoscopies at approved colonoscopy centres The withdrawal limit for screening colonoscopies will be pegged at the prevailing amount for existing colonoscopy procedures as given below Description Medisave withdrawal limit for costs related to procedure Medisave withdrawal limit for related hospital charges Total Colonoscopy fibreoptic screening 950 300 1 250 Colonoscopy fibreoptic with removal of polyps screening 1 250 300 1 550 Refers to hospitalisation costs like laboratory tests consumables and medication etc These costs will be subjected to the per diem limit of 300 per day similar to the Medisave withdrawal limit for all day surgery procedures The STRC recommended that persons aged 50 years and above be screened regularly for colorectal cancer through either a annual stool analysis using the Faecal Immunochemistry Test FIT or b a screening colonoscopy every ten years FIT is a safer less invasive and cheaper test compared to colonoscopy Under the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme screening for colorectal cancer using FIT annually is recommended The FIT kits are available at participating Chronic Disease Management Programme CDMP GP clinics under the Integrated Screening Programme ISP Low income Singaporeans are eligible to receive subsidised FIT screening from participating CDMP GP clinics Persons who choose to undergo screening colonoscopy in lieu of the FIT and who are assessed to be fit for the procedure may use their Medisave to reduce out of pocket costs As colonoscopy is an invasive procedure it should only be carried out by qualified specialists List of Approved Screening Centres The list of approved mammogram screening and colonoscopy screening centres is available below Members of the public may also check the CPF Board

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/information/Med_20110730_MediSave_for_Screening.html (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Information Bank :
    global private banking and wealth management Justin Ong said the key factors in the Republic s favour include its strong regulatory environment efforts by the Government and regulator to promote and develop private banking activities and tax incentives for the wealth management industry Private wealth managers Today spoke to felt it was only a matter of time before Singapore overtook Switzerland and London given that Monetary Authority of Singapore statistics showed that the industry here had grown by 13 per cent to manage S 1 4 trillion last year Over the last five years the industry has recorded an average growth rate of 16 per cent propelling Singapore from being a small player according to Boston Consulting Group in 2007 Switzerland had four times as much offshore assets under management as Singapore to becoming contenders as top dog Said Hoffman Partners founder and managing partner Urs Brutsch We re certainly exceptionally well positioned to become No 1 because Singapore has all the right ingredients such as booming economies around the region a supportive regulator and stable political climate Traditional powerhouses such as Switzerland and London will at best probably only retain the assets they already hold he said HSBC Private

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/news/News_20110622_Spore%20overtake%20Switzerland.html (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Information Bank :
    as risk management where systems and processes are being upgraded to provide integrated approaches to better align risk and value the PwC survey said Cost and regulations are the new drivers of change but securing sustainable revenue growth especially from emerging markets will be the key to the future The survey also found that private banking and wealth management clients are more active in managing their affairs with 35 per

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/news/News_20110622_Wealth%20management%20lucrative.html (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Information Bank -Landbanking::
    who require special consideration and is willing to help them The HDB will need to look into the specifics of such cases and evaluate whether the interest in the land is substantial enough to be considered private property ownership They can write to us with the necessary documents and details of their appeal it said Landbanking firms buy large plots of land and subdivide them into smaller parcels to sell to investors These firms usually tell investors they can buy undeveloped plots of rural land overseas When development plans are drawn up investors are told they can sell their plots to developers who are willing to pay higher prices to secure the land For example Canadian based Edgeworth Properties which has about 2 000 Singapore clients of which about half are HDB flat owners is offering investors the option to buy 7 260 sq ft C or one sixth of an acre C of land in Alberta Canada for about 15 000 This plot however already has an area structure plan that establishes the general planning framework for future development Walton International a Canadian based landbanking firm said it was too early to comment on the effect the new rules would have on its business But it added that it was discussing the matter with the HDB Another landbanking firm which declined to be named expects to be unaffected by the new rules It said half of its land parcels were sold to developers within months of zoning approvals being obtained This means that investors exited very soon after a piece of land was zoned residential The remainder were fixed term fixed return contracts that would see investors getting their payouts before any homes are built on them But while the effect of the HDB s ruling may still be

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/news/News_20100926_HDB%20rules%20apply%20to%20Landbanking.html (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Information Bank -Sold out::
    deepen the bond markets here Temasek s longest term bonds before this had 30 year maturities while Singapore Government Securities go up to only 20 years The 40 year bonds were issued in response to inquiries from Singapore based investors who were interested in Singdollar bonds with tenors longer than 30 years said Temasek treasury head Alyssa Ong in a statement Singapore investors made up the bulk 88 per cent of total demand for the latest issue with the rest coming from Hong Kong investors The fact that there are offshore participants now in Singdollar bond deals shows how much Temasek issues have helped develop the market Mr Lee said The more investors you have the more liquid the secondary market trading and the more transparent the pricing This new issue comes just days after Temasek successfully sold 700 million S 1 47 billion worth of its first sterling denominated bonds with maturities of 12 and 30 years The issue was over subscribed by a factor of two even before the placement closes on Monday The latest bond offerings come under Temasek s US 10 billion S 13 7 billion medium term note programme Temasek has raised over US 7 billion so far from 11 issues almost US 6 billion in the past year alone Apart from Singdollar and sterling bonds the company has also sold United States dollar denominated bonds This is significant as very few bond issuers can sell benchmark sized offerings with long tenors across three different currencies Net proceeds will be used by Temasek and its investment holding companies to fund their ordinary course of business the state investor has said Temasek chief executive Ho Ching has likened its bond spread to a singing canary in the coal mine and said Temasek hopes to establish a

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/news/News_20100723_Sold_out_in_90_minutes.html (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Information Bank -Bringing up a child::
    200 for full day care programmes To defray this cost Ms Tay suggests that parents enrol their infants in centres that are eligible for infant care subsidy Infant care subsidy ranges from 150 to 300 per month for half day infant care programmes For full day programmes the subsidy ranges from 150 to 600 The subsidy applies to all Singaporean children regardless of child order If you pick an infant care centre that costs you 700 per month and your infant subsidy is 300 per month you will be out of pocket by 400 per month for 16 months In addition other infant care expenses for things such as milk powder diapers clothes and vaccinations must be allocated for For the last item up to 300 a year may be withdrawn from each parent s Medisave account Because of the cap parents can also draw on their Baby Bonus accounts to defray the cost of vaccinations Child care 18 months to below seven years old Low estimate 25 000 total for this period High estimate 80 000 total for this period Care costs for a child rather than a toddler can start from 350 for half day programme and from 550 for a full day one There is a subsidy offered by the Government to defray these costs which ranges from 150 to 300 per month Under the Enhanced Baby Bonus Scheme the Government matches dollar for dollar savings of up to 6 000 each for the first two children This is meant for parents who pay into a Child Development Account opened with the two managing agents Standard Chartered Bank and OCBC Bank These matched amounts can be used for paying approved institutions such as childcare centres and kindergartens Bear in mind that the monthly cost may go up by another 900 if the family decides to hire a foreign maid to do chores and look after the child when he is not in school Primary secondary and pre university education Low estimate 40 000 High estimate 70 000 Education is expensive and can cost up to 40 000 including living expenses from primary to pre university level This excludes fees for enrichment classes such as music and ballet There is the Edusave and Post Secondary Education Account offered by the Government where the child obtains 200 or more each year to help defray the cost of education says Ms Tay University education Low estimate 100 000 High estimate 500 000 Most financial experts agree that the largest single cost for raising a child comes from tertiary education especially if it is overseas In 20 years time a degree from a university in Singapore will set you back by nearly 100 000 The bill for an overseas university education including living expenses could range from 200 000 to more than 500 000 depending on where you send your child say Ms Tay and Ms Tan One way to finance this is to get an endowment plan when your child

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/news/News_20100704_Cost%20of%20bringing%20up%20a%20child.html (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Exam Paper ::
    s Day Oct 1 2000 The Straits Times launched the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund to give poor children pocket money for school We understand that besides funding given to ensure that children had a fair share of opportunities in attending school they will also need to have access to extra revision materials We do our part by sharing the exam papers free to download which we have consolidated

    Original URL path: http://www.paraplanner.com.sg/Exam-Paper.php (2016-01-30)
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  • :: ParaPlanner - Recruitment ::
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