MAS Expands Mandate of Industry Steering Committee to Drive SIBOR Transition
Singapore, 11 December 2020... The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that the mandate of the Steering Committee for SOR Transition to SORA (Committee) will be expanded to enable it to oversee the interest rate benchmark transition from SIBOR to SORA.
2 Comprising senior representatives from key banks in Singapore, relevant industry associations, and MAS, the Committee was established by MAS in to oversee the SOR transition to SORA, and is chaired by Mr Samuel Tsien, Group CEO of OCBC Bank and Chairman of The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS). In its expanded role, the SC-STS will also be responsible for providing strategic direction on SIBOR transition to SORA, and oversee its smooth implementation. The list of SC-STS members is in Annex A.
3 SIBOR is a key interest rate benchmark in Singapore that is widely used in retail mortgages and corporate loans. In July 2020, ABS, the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee (SFEMC), and the SC-STS published its to discontinue SIBOR, and to shift to the use of SORA as the main interest rate benchmark for SGD financial markets. The industry today published a response to the feedback received, noting strong support from bank and non-bank respondents, and setting out the key timelines for SIBOR discontinuation by end-2024.