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CNY New Notes 2022: Where and How to Reserve New Notes for This Year

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Who’s excited for Chinese New Year’s (CNY) 2022?

As only up to five people are allowed at one household per visit. We have to limit our gatherings and refrain from yelling ‘HUAT AH!’ while tossing our yu sheng.

Although it’s a new year, some things will remain the same as last year.

In the spirit of embracing both old and new, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) encourages us to reuse our old notes or give out e-hong baos this year!

However, some of us still prefer to get our hands on some sparkling new notes for CNY.

Just take note, we cannot just do walk-ins to exchange for new notes this year. 

If you’re one who still prefers 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 notes online this CNY.

TL;DR: Withdrawing or Exchanging for New Notes for CNY 2022

1) You have to pre-book an appointment at DBS, OCBC or UOB’s online reservation system before heading to the bank.

2) No walk-ins at banks allowed, other than for people aged 60 and above or those with disabilities.

3) For online reservations, each customer is only entitled to one reservation slot throughout the CNY period. You will also not be able to amend your booking after the reservation is made.

4) To get new notes without pre-booking, there will be pop-up ATMs that will be disbursing new or good-as-new notes at various locations across Singapore.

5) Customers are limited to a maximum of three withdrawals at these ATMs with a limited number of new notes.

6) Pop-up ATMs are available from 11 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022 (10am to 10pm), and 31 Jan 2022 (10am to 1pm).

DBS/POSB CNY New Notes 2022

Online Reservation

For DBS/POSB, CNY new notes will be available for online reservations from 4 to 9 Jan 2022, 10 Jan to 17 Jan 2022, and they must be made at least two days before the collection date.

Do note that 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: Key in your ATM/Debit/Credit Card Number and PIN for verification. (Login with last 4 digits of card number and your card pin)

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.

Reservation service will be available from 9am on:

  • 4 Jan to 9 Jan 2022 for collection dates between 11 to 19 Jan 2022
  • 10 Jan to 17 Feb 2022 for collection dates between 20 Jan to 28 Jan 2022

Important note: Please bring along your NRIC/Passport and ATM or debit card for the collection, and ensure that there are sufficient funds in your account at the point of collection.

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.

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

Pop-Up ATM New Notes Withdrawal

DBS pop-up ATMs will be available at Community Clubs from 11 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022 (10am to 10pm) and 31 Jan 2022 (10am to 1pm).

Do note that the last replenishment of new notes will be made on 31 Jan 2022.

These ATMs will not be in service outside operating hours due to COVID-19 measures.

Each customer can make up to 3 withdrawals during this period, and you can use any DBS/POSB card linked to your deposit accounts to withdraw these notes.

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

Here are 15 pop-up ATM locations at Community Clubs:

Pop-up ATMs at Community Clubs
1Anchorvale CC59 Anchorvale Rd 544965
2Bedok CC850 New Upper Changi Rd 467352
3Bukit Panjang CC8 Pending Road 678295
4Ci Yuan CC51 Hougang Ave 9 538776
5Clementi CC220 Clementi Ave 4 129880
6Henderson CC500 Bukit Merah View 159682
7Keat Hong CC2 Choa Chu Kang Loop 689687
8Macpherson CC400 Paya Lebar Way 379131
9Pasir Ris Elias CC93 Pasir Ris Drive 3 519498
10Taman Jurong CC1 Yung Sheng Road 618495
11Tampines West CC5 Tampines Ave 3 529705
12Teck Ghee CC861 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 569734
13Toa Payoh Central CC93 Toa Payoh Central 319194
14Whampoa CC300 Whampoa Dr 327737
15Yuhua CC90 Boon Lay Way 609958

And 30 Self-Service/Financial Planning Branches:

Self-Service/Financial Planning Branches
1DBS Alexandra460 Alexandra Road, #02-17 119963
2DBS Great World City1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-126 Great World City 237994
3DBS Marina Bay Sands10 Bayfront Avenue #01-30, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands 018972
4DBS Raffles Place22 Malacca St, #01-00, RB Capital Building 048980
5DBS Serangoon Garden20 Maju Ave 556694
6DBS Takashimaya391 Orchard Rd #B2-21-23, Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City 238872
7POSB Ang Mo Kio NorthBlk 629 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-1018 560629
8POSB Boon Lay10 Boon Lay Place #01-06 Boon Lay CC 649882
9POSB Bukit Batok West153 Bukit Batok West Street 11 #01-290/292 650153
10POSB Buona Vista43 Holland Dr, #01-59 270043
11POSB Canberra CC2 Sembawang Crescent #01-02 Canberra CC 757632
12POSB Eastpoint3 Simei Street 6, #01-24, Eastpoint Mall 528833
13POSB Jurong East Central21 Jurong Gateway Road #01-03, CPF Jurong 609646
14POSB Jurong West501 Jurong West Street 51, #01-279 640501
15POSB Kampung Admiralty676 Woodlands Drive 71, #01-K1, Kampung Admiralty 730676
16POSB Kampong Ubi301 Ubi Avenue 1 #01-257 400301
17POSB Nanyang EstateBlk 960 Jurong West St 92 #01-174 640960
18POSB Potong Pasir CC6 Potong Pasir Ave 2 #01-02 Potong Pasir CC 358361
19POSB Rivervale Plaza118 Rivervale Dr #01-21 540118
20POSB Serangoon Central254 Serangoon Central Drive #01-203 550254
21POSB Tampines East201A Tampines Street 21, #01-1051 521201
22POSB Tampines Hub51 Tampines Avenue 4, Unit #B1-20, Tampines Hub 529684
23POSB Tanjong Pagar1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-41 082001
24POSB Toa Payoh HDB Hub 24/7500 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-32 310500
25POSB Toa Payoh NorthBlk 107 Toa Payoh Lor 1 #01-266 310107
26POSB Woodlands West303 Woodlands St 31 #01-191/195 730303
27POSB Yew Tee61 Choa Chu Kang Dr, #01-04 689715
28POSB Yishun Central926 Yishun Central 1 #01-183/185 760926
29POSB Yishun NorthBlk 290 Yishun St 22 #01-401 760290
30POSB Zhenghua CC1 Segar Road #01-06 Zhenghua CC 677738

Withdrawal Denominations & Options

The new notes exchange limit is set at $2,000.

Denominations Amount Options
$2 (New) $0, $200, $400, $600 or $800
(Good as new notes will be given if you reserve above $400)
$10 $0, $500
$50 $0, $500, $1000
Total amount capped per order $1,200

For pop-up ATMs, there is a maximum of 3 withdrawals throughout the CNY period.

Options Amount & Denominations
Option 1 $100 = $2 x 50 pcs
Option 2 $300 = $10 x 30 pcs
Option 3 $500 = $50 x 10 pcs
Option 4 $600 = $10 x 20 pcs + $50 x 8 pcs

Branch Walk-Ins (for Customers Above 60 Years Old or People With Disabilities)

For branch walk-ins, new notes exchange at the outlets will begin from 11 Jan 2022 to 31 Jan 2022.

This is for customers aged above 60 years old or people with disabilities.

DBS or POSB branches:

DBS Ang Mo Kio Central BranchDBS Kovan BranchDBS Bukit Timah Branch
DBS Bishan BranchDBS Parkway Parade BranchDBS Clementi Central Branch
DBS MBFC BranchDBS Tampines One BranchDBS Choa Chu Kang Branch
DBS Plaza Singapura BranchDBS Towner Road BranchDBS HarbourFront Branch
DBS South Bridge BranchPOSB Bedok Central BranchDBS Holland V
DBS Suntec City BranchPOSB Compass One BranchDBS Westgate Branch
DBS Thomson BranchPOSB Hougang Central BranchPOSB Bukit Batok Central Branch
DBS Toa Payoh BranchPOSB Paya Lebar BranchPOSB Bukit Panjang Branch
DBS Woodlands BranchPOSB Tampines Central BranchPOSB Jurong Point Branch
POSB Square 2 BranchPOSB Waterway Point BranchPOSB Tiong Bahru Branch
POSB Yishun West BranchPOSB White Sands Branch

OCBC CNY New Notes 2022

For OCBC’s new notes, an online reservation service will begin from 4 Jan 2022 to 20 Jan 2022.

Online Reservation

Customers will be required to enter their ATM, Credit or Debit Card number and card PIN for verification, followed by 2-factor authentication using an SMS OTP (sent to the mobile number registered with an OCBC Online Banking account).

Available Reservation Dates

Booking window Collection period
4 to 6 Jan 2022 11 to 17 Jan 2022
11 to 13 Jan 2022 18 to 24 Jan 2022
18 to 20 Jan 2022 25 to 31 Jan 2022

Each customer is only allowed to make one booking online, and no changes to the reservation details may be made after completing the online reservation.

Denominations & Options

The overall limit for the exchange of notes is $1,200.

Denominations Amount Options
$2 (Available in multiples of 100) $200
$10 (Available in multiples of 10) $500
$50 (Available in multiples of 2) $1,200
Maximum amount: Up to $1,200 only

Note: You may receive good-as-new $2 notes in place of new $2 notes for the denominations reserved.

UOB CNY New Notes 2022

For those awaiting the UOB CNY new notes exchange, you can begin reserving new notes from 4 Jan 2022 onwards.

Customers can access the new notes reservation form via UOB Personal Internet Banking or UOB Mighty by following these 3 steps:

1) Key in name and contact details

2) Select notes denominations

3) Select preferred branch, date and time of appointment

Do note that you need a UOB Personal Internet Banking or UOB Mighty account before doing so.

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.

Withdrawal Denominations & Options

Denominations Amount Options
$2 $200 only
$10 Up to $500 (in multiples of $100)
$50 Up to $500 (in multiples of $100)
Maximum amount: Up to $1,200 only

Reservation service will be available on:

  • 4 Jan to 9 Jan 2022 for collection dates between 11 to 15 Jan 2022
  • 10 Jan to 16 Jan 2022 for collection dates between 17 to 22 Jan 2022
  • 17 Jan to 27 Jan 2022 for collection dates between 24 to 29 Jan 2022

Do take note that there are limited slots for reservations. If all reservation slots are taken up before 27 Jan 2022, the online reservation portal will close early without prior notice given to customers.

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) CNY New Notes 2022

Standard Chartered is opening up reservations for new banknotes via Online Banking or the SC Mobile App from 4 to 10 Jan 2022.

Each customer is only allowed to make one reservation online, and changes to the reservations can be made before 10 Jan 2022, subject to the availability of notes, date/time slots, and preferred collection venue.

Do note that Reservations of $2 banknotes shall be in bundles of 100 pieces.

The collection of banknotes is from 11 Jan to 30 Jan 2022.

Your reservation request will be cancelled if the reserved banknotes are not collected on the confirmed collection date. No deductions will be made from any bank account(s) you may have with us upon cancelling your reservation request.

Maybank Singapore CNY New Notes 2022

Maybank also allows its customers to reserve their “Lunar New Year Fortune Bundle” (new notes) online.

The reservation window for the LNY Fortune Bundle starts on 4 Jan 2022 and 10 Jan 2022, at 9am, so be sure to reserve your LNY bundles before they are all snatched up!

How to place an order:

1. Login to Classic Maybank Online Banking.

2. Go to the “Settings” tab and select “Order Lunar New Year Fortune Bundle”.

3. Key in the quantity of Fortune Bundles that you wish to reserve.

4. Select your preferred “Collection Branch”.

5. Collect your Fortune Bundle(s) from your preferred Collection Branch with your identification documents (e.g. NRIC) and a copy of the email confirmation.

Each individual can place up to 2 Lunar New Year Fortune Bundles during the CNY period.

Your account will be debited immediately upon the confirmation of the transaction. Therefore, no cancellation or amendment can be made.

Similarly, the LNY Fortune Bundle can be collected from the selected branch 1 business day from the order date, between 11 Jan 2022 to 30 Feb 2022.

If the order is not collected, it will be cancelled, and the funds will be credited back to the debiting account on 31 Jan 2022.

Lunar New Year Notes Exchange

The new notes exchange limit is set at $2,000.

Denominations Exchange Limit
S$2 (new/good-as-new) Up to S$400
S$10 Up to S$600
S$5/$50 Up to S$1,000

With safe distancing measures, Lunar New Year notes are available from 11 Jan 2022 at all Maybank branches (except MSpace at Maybank).

Note that the first banking hour of each branch is reserved for senior citizens above 60 or persons with special needs.

Giving Red Packets this Chinese New Year 2022

This year, we all know that CNY will be slightly different, and even our CNY new notes collection is not spared.

If you’re too lazy to follow the steps above…

Why not check out e-hongbaos instead?

Given how 330 tonnes of carbon emissions are generated by the production of new notes for each Chinese New Year… 🤯

Besides beating the crowds at the banks, you can help to save the Earth by doing this little switch this New Year!

Want to do more for the environment? Find out how reducing your plastic usage can help you save money now!

You can also do your Li Chun money depositing online this year too. Find out what’s your Best Auspicious 2022 Li Chun Timing here.

Source: Tenor

Happy Chinese New Year!

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