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CNY New Notes 2024 Guide: Here's When, Where & How to Get New Notes!

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Chinese New Year (CNY) is just around the corner!

Source: Gfycat

And with that comes the tradition of giving out red packets to wish our friends and family an auspicious new year.

In the spirit of embracing both old and new, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) encourages us to use “Fit-for-Gifting” (Fit) notes or e-hong baos.

MAS will no longer produce and issue “Good-As-New” (GAN) dollar notes in 2024 for Chinese New Year.

As such, we can only get New or Fit notes.

If you still prefer handing physical red packets to your relatives, here are some things you have to take note of when you want to exchange or order New/Fit notes online this CNY.


TL;DR: CNY New Notes 2024 Guide — How to Get New Notes for CNY 2024

  • To withdraw Fit or New notes for CNY, you have to pre-book an appointment from 17 Jan 2024 at the respective DBS, OCBC, UOB, CIMB, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), or Maybank’s online reservation websites before heading to the bank.
    Only DBS, OCBC, and UOB offer both Fit and new notes, while CIMB, SCB and Maybank offer only New notes.
  • The exception to this is for those aged 60 and above or those with disabilities, as they will get to exchange Fit and New Notes at DBS, OCBC, UOB, CIMB, SCB, Maybank and other banks. You are also advised to pre-book before going down.
  • To get New/Fit notes without pre-booking, there will be designated/pop-up ATMs disbursing them at various locations across Singapore from 24 Jan 2024
  • Notes are disbursed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Chinese New Year 2024 New Notes Important Dates & Information

Here are the important dates and information you need to take note of if you want to get Fit or New notes for Chinese New Year this year:

 Fit NotesNew Notes
BanksOnline pre-
booking
required from 17 Jan 24
(1)
Available at Pop-
Up or Selected
ATMs from 24 Jan 24
(2)
Walk-in at
branches from 24 Jan 24
(3)
Online pre-
booking
required
(1)
Available at Pop-
Up or Selected
ATMs
(2)
Walk-in at
branches from 24 Jan 24
(3)
DBS Bank Limited / POSBOnly for elderly
aged 60 and above and
persons with disabilities
Only for elderly
aged 60 and above and
persons with disabilities
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
(OCBC) Limited
United Overseas Bank Limited
CIMB Bank BerhadN.A.N.A.N.A.
Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)
Limited
Maybank Singapore Limited√ (4)
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
Bank of America, National Association
Bank of China Limited
Bank of India
BNP Paribas
Citibank Singapore Limited
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
Habib Bank Limited
HL Bank
HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
"Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Limited"
KEB Hana Bank
P.T. Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
RHB Bank Berhard
State Bank of India
The Bank of East Asia Limited
UCO Bank
N.A.

DBS/POSB CNY New Notes 2024 Guide

DBS CNY 2024 New Notes Reservation & Collection

For DBS/POSB, CNY Fit or New notes will be available for online reservation and collection from:

Reservation Period Collection Period*
Window 1  1̶7̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶2̶1̶ ̶J̶a̶n̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶4̶ 24 to 31 Jan 2024
Window 2 22 to 28 Jan 2024 1 to 8 Feb 2024

Do note that Window 1 is has been fully reserved and *collection periods exclude Saturday and Sunday. You MUST make a reservation before heading down to the bank to collect new notes.

Here’s how to make a reservation:

Step 1: Visit DBS’s secured online notes reservation site.

Step 2: Enter your NRIC/Passport Number/Malaysian NRIC, the last 4 digits of your ATM/Debit/Credit Card number, and/or PIN (For Wealth clients only).
Note: Never disclose your digibank User ID, PIN & One-Time Password (OTP) to anyone. DBS will never request for your PIN, password or OTP.

Step 3: Select your preferred branch and key in your reservation Date and Time

Step 4: Indicate the number of DBS QR Gift Pack(s) and the desired quantity of notes for $2, $10, $50 (notes denomination).

Step 5: Confirm your details and selection. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours upon submitting your request.

Step 6: Collect your notes at the selected branch during the specified date and time.

Each customer is only entitled to one reservation slot for online reservations throughout the CNY period.

You will also not be able to amend your booking after the reservation is made.

Reservations will be cancelled if the reserved notes are not collected on the selected date and location.

The maximum amount for Chinese New Year each customer can change is $1,000 for New notes and $1,200 for Fit notes in these denominations:

Source: DBS

DBS CNY 2024 New Notes Pop-up ATMs

DBS pop-up and selected ATMs dispensing Fit and New notes will be available from next Wednesday, 24 Jan 2024, to Thursday, 8 Feb 2024, from 10am to 10pm daily and on Friday (9 Feb 2024) from 10am to 1pm.

These pop-up ATMs are also customised to dispense note denominations of $2, $10, and $50 in the following packages:

  • $100 ($2 in 50 pieces)
  • $300 ($10 in 30 pieces)
  • $500 ($50 in 10 pieces).

Do note that each customer is limited to a maximum of three withdrawals (new and/or Fit notes) across DBS’s islandwide pop-up ATMs throughout the campaign period. Withdrawal at pop-up ATMs can only be made using a DBS/POSB bank card.

Also, here are the locations of the ATMs:

Pop-up ATM Locations: Community Clubs

S/N Community Clubs Address Postal code New notes Fit notes

1

Anchorvale CC 59 Anchorvale Road

544965

2

Bedok CC 850 New Upper Changi Road

467352

3

Bukit Panjang CC 8 Pending Road

678295

4

Ci Yuan CC 51 Hougang Ave 9

538776

5

Clementi CC 220 Clementi Ave 4

129880

6

Henderson CC 500 Bukit Merah View

159682

7

Keat Hong CC 2 Choa Chu Kang Loop

689687

8

Macpherson CC 400 Paya Lebar Way

379131

9

Pasir Ris Elias CC 93 Pasir Ris Drive 3

519498

10

Rivervale CC 2 Rivervale Close

544583

11

Taman Jurong CC 1 Yung Sheng Road

618495

12

Tampines West CC 5 Tampines Ave 3

529705

13

Teck Ghee CC 861 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10

569734

14

Toa Payoh Central CC 93 Toa Payoh Central

319194

15

Whampoa CC 300 Whampoa Dr

327737

16

Yuhua CC 90 Boon Lay Way

609958

Pop-up ATM Locations: Self-Service Branches / Financial Planning Branches

S/N Self-Service Branches / Financial Planning Branches Address Postal code New notes Fit notes

1

DBS Alexandra 460 Alexandra Road, #02-17

119963

 

2

DBS Great World City 1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-126, Great World City

237994

3

DBS Marina Bay Sands 10 Bayfront Avenue #01-30, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

018972

4

DBS Nex 23 Serangoon Central #02-29 NEX

556083

5

DBS Raffles Place 22 Malacca St, #01-00, RB Capital Building

048980

6

DBS Serangoon Garden 20 Maju Ave

556694

7

DBS Takashimaya 391 Orchard Rd #B2-21-23, Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City

238872

8

POSB Ang Mo Kio North Blk 629 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-1018

560629

9

POSB Boon Lay CC 10 Boon Lay Place #01-06, Boon Lay CC

649882

10

POSB Bukit Batok West 153 Bukit Batok West Street 11 #01-290/292

650153

11

POSB Bukit Panjang 260 Bangkit Road, #01-15

670260

12

POSB Buona Vista 43 Holland Drive #01-59

270043

13

POSB Canberra CC 2 Sembawang Crescent #01-02, Canberra CC

757632

14

POSB Eastpoint 3 Simei Street 6, #01-24, Eastpoint Mall

528833

15

POSB Fernvale CC 21 Sengkang West Avenue

797650

16

POSB Hillion 17 Petir Road #B1-07/08 Hillion Mall

678278

17

POSB Jurong East Central 21 Jurong Gateway Road #01-03, CPF Jurong

609646

18

POSB Jurong West 501 Jurong West Street 51, #01-279

640501

19

POSB Kampung Admiralty 676 Woodlands Drive 71, #01-K1, Kampung Admiralty

730676

20

POSB Kampung Ubi Blk 301 Ubi Avenue 1 #01-257

400301

21

POSB Nanyang Estate Blk 960 Jurong West St 92 #01-174

640960

22

POSB Potong Pasir CC 6 Potong Pasir Ave 2 #01-02, Potong Pasir CC

358361

23

POSB Serangoon Central Blk 254 Serangoon Central Drive, #01-203

550254

24

POSB Tampines East 201A Tampines Street 21, #01-1051

521201

25

POSB Tampines Hub 51 Tampines Avenue 4, Unit #B1-20, Tampines Hub

529684

26

POSB Tanjong Pagar 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-41

082001

27

POSB Toa Payoh North Blk 107 Toa Payoh Lor 1 #01-266

310107

28

POSB Woodlands West BLK 303 Woodlands St 31 #01-191/195

730303

29

POSB Yew Tee Square EBC 624 Choa Chu Kang Street 62 #01-252/254

680624

30

POSB Yishun Central BLK 926 Yishun Central 1 #01-183/185

760926

31

POSB Yishun North Blk 290 Yishun St 22 #01-401

760290

32

POSB Zhenghua CC 1 Segar Road #01-06, Zhenghua CC

677738

DBS CNY 2024 New Notes Branch Walk-Ins

For branch walk-ins, new/fit notes exchange at the outlets will begin on Wednesday, 24 Jan 2024 and end on Thursday, 8 Feb 2024 (Subject to Branch/Centre Operating Hours)
9 Feb 2024, till 1pm.

This service is only available for customers aged above 60 years old or people with disabilities over the counters at DBS/POSB branches, DBS Treasures Centres and DBS Treasures Private Client Centres, subject to exchange limits. Do note that while the elderly aged 60 and above and persons with disabilities need not make a pre-booking before exchanging notes at the branches, they are encouraged to ensure the availability of notes during collection and reduce crowding at the branches.

You will need to bring either your NRIC, Malaysian NRIC or passport as well as your DBS/POSB ATM, Debit, or Credit Card (Credit card must be linked to your DBS/POSB Savings or Current Account).

DBS CNY New Notes 2024 Branch Locations

These are the branches where you can exchange new notes:

S/N Branch Name
1 DBS Ang Mo Kio Central
2 DBS Bishan
3 DBS Bukit Timah
4 DBS Century Square
5 DBS Choa Chu Kang
6 DBS Clementi Central
7 DBS Harbourfront
8 DBS Holland Village
9 DBS Kovan
10 DBS Marina Bay Financial Centre
11 DBS Parkway Parade
12 DBS Plaza Singapura
13 DBS South Bridge
14 DBS Suntec City
15 DBS Thomson
16 DBS Toa Payoh
17 DBS Towner Road
18 DBS Westgate
19 DBS Woodlands
20 POSB Bedok Central
21 POSB Bukit Batok Central
22 POSB Compass One
23 POSB Hougang Central
24 POSB Jurong Point
25 POSB Paya Lebar
26 POSB Square 2
27 POSB Tiong Bahru
28 POSB Waterway Point
29 POSB White Sands
30 POSB Yishun West

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OCBC CNY New Notes 2024 Reservation & Collection guide

For OCBC’s Fit or New notes, online reservation and collection will be available from:

Reservation Period Collection Period
Window 1 1̶7̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶2̶0̶ ̶J̶a̶n̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶4̶ 24 to 31 Jan 2024
Window 2 23, 8am to 26 Jan 2024 1 to 9 Feb 2024

Do note that:

  • Source: OCBC
  • You will be able to make only one booking, which cannot be amended after it has been confirmed
  • Do ensure that OCBC has your latest mobile number and email address in OCBC’s records so they can send you confirmation of your booking.
    Please note that if you update your mobile number/email address via OCBC Internet Banking or the OCBC Digital app less than 12 hours before making your booking, you will still receive your booking confirmation at your old mobile number/email address. This is because a cooling-off period of 12 hours applies before such key account changes take effect.
  • For an optimised booking experience, do not use Internet Explorer as your browser.

In addition, here are the respective limits for exchanging notes:

Denominations Personal Banking Customers Premier Banking Customers Premier Private Client
$2 Fit Notes Limit
Available in multiples of 100
$200 $800 $1,600
$2 New Notes Limit
Available in multiples of 100
$200 $400 $800
$10 Fit Notes Limit
Available in multiples of 10
$500 $2,000 $6,000
$10 New Notes Limit
Available in multiples of 10
$500 $1,000 $3,000
$50 Fit Notes Limit
Available in multiples of 2
$1,200 $24,000 $44,000
$50 New Notes Limit
Available in multiples of 2
$1,200 $12,000 $22,000
Fit Notes Overall Limit $1,200 $26,800 $51,600
New Notes Overall Limit $1,200 $13,400 $25,800

OCBC CNY 2024 New Notes Pop-Up ATMs

OCBC pop-up and selected ATMs dispensing Fit and New notes will be available from Wednesday (24 Jan 2024) to Thursday (8 Feb 2024)

These pop-up ATMs are also customised to dispense note denominations of $2, $10, and $50 in the following combinations:

Source: OCBC

Do note that every customer is allowed to select one bundle per withdrawal and make up to three withdrawals throughout the whole duration, on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability.

There are 11 ATM locations islandwide where you can withdraw gifting notes from. OCBC will be updating the list shortly.

OCBC CNY 2024 New Notes Branch Walk-Ins

For branch walk-ins, new/fit notes exchange at the outlets will begin on Wednesday (24 Jan 2024). This service is only available for customers aged above 60 years old or people with disabilities.

Note: While the elderly aged 60 and above and persons with disabilities need not make a pre-booking before exchanging notes at the branches, they are encouraged to ensure the availability of notes during collection and reduce crowding at the branches.

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UOB CNY New Notes 2024

UOB CNY 2024 New Notes Reservation & Collection

For those awaiting the UOB CNY Fit or New notes exchange, you can begin reserving and collecting notes from:

Reservation Period Collection Period
Window 1  1̶7̶ ̶J̶a̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶6̶ ̶F̶e̶b̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶4̶ 24 to 31 Jan 2024
Window 2 24 Jan to 6 Feb 2024 1 to 8 Feb 2024

Note that where online slots are available for reservation, the earliest collection date available for selection would be two business days forward (excluding Sundays). The last day for online reservation has been scheduled for 6 February 2024. However, should all reservation slots be fully taken up before 6 February 2024, the online reservation portal will close without prior notice to customers.

Customers can access the new notes reservation form via uob.com.sg/lny or UOB Personal Internet Banking or the UOB TMRW App by following these steps:

Step 1Key in name, last 5 alphanumeric characters of NRIC/PP and mobile number

Step 2Select notes denominations

Step 3Select preferred branch, date and time of appointment

Step 4: Click on ‘Send OTP’ and key in a valid OTP sent to your mobile number

Step 5: Click on ‘Verify OTP’

Step 6: There will be a confirmation page shown as well as an SMS sent to your mobile number upon a successful reservation.

The online reservation slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, which means that you gotta be quick if you would like to select your preferred branch, date, or time slot.

Do note that:

  • Amendments cannot be made once the reservation order has been submitted and confirmed. Kindly ensure that all your details on the form are correct before submitting the request. Upon reaching the reservation form, customers are given 10 minutes to complete and submit the form.
  • Each customer is allowed only one successful reservation for new and fit-for-gifting notes, respectively. Should there be duplicate or multiple reservations, only the latest successful request will be accepted.
  • Please note that collection must be done in person with NRIC or passport for verification purposes. The exchange may be made with cash or by debiting from the customer’s current or savings account with the Bank on the date of collection.

Also, each customer is allowed a maximum limit of up to the following amounts and denominations for UOB:

  • New/Fit $2 notes: $200 only
  • New/Fit $10 notes: Up to $500 (in multiples of $100)
  • New/Fit $50 notes: Up to $500 (in multiples of $100)
  • Maximum amount: Up to $1,200 only

UOB CNY New Notes 2024 ATMs

UOB pop-up and selected ATMs dispensing Fit and New notes will be available from next Wednesday (24 Jan 2024) to Tuesday (6 Feb 2024).

These pop-up ATMs are also customised to dispense note denominations of $2, $10, and $50.

Customers may withdraw up to a maximum of $1,600 in the six available combinations as follows:

  1. $2 notes x 50 pieces ($100)
  2. $10 notes x 30 pieces ($300)
  3. $50 notes x 10 pieces ($500)
  4. $50 notes x 16 pieces ($800)
  5. $ 2 notes x 25 pieces + $10 notes x 25 pieces ($300)
  6. $10 notes x 30 pieces + $50 notes x 10 pieces ($800)

Please note that each customer is limited to two withdrawals per ATM/Debit card based on the six available options on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability.

UOB Fit-for-Gifting Notes ATM Locations

Reservation Period Collection Period
Window 1 F̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶1̶7̶ ̶J̶a̶n̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶4̶ 24 to 31 Jan 2024
Window 2 From 24 Jan 2024 1 to 8 Feb 2024

For all collections, you will be required to pre-book an appointment via CIMB’s online reservation system, the CIMB EVA chatbot, before heading to the bank:

Source: CIMB | Facebook

Click on the EVA icon at the bottom right-hand corner of this CIMB website from 17 Jan 2024 to proceed with your online reservation.

FYI: For CIMB branch walk-ins, new/fit notes exchange at the outlets will begin on Wednesday (24 Jan 2024) and end on Thursday (8 Feb 2024). This service is only available for customers aged above 60 years old or people with disabilities.

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