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HKD to SGD - Rate Guide

Hong Kong Dollar to Singapore Dollar exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

HKD/SGD update & alerts

1 HKD = 0.1737 SGD

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HKD to SGD - Trading Range (90 Day)
ALERT: 14-DAY LOWS 🔔 |
90-DAY TREND: At 0.1737 HKD/SGD is trading 0.7% below the average 0.1749 with a range 0.1731 to 0.1774. ALERT: HKD/SGD has dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.
Update: 06-Dec 16:03-EST 21:03-GMT 08:03-AEDT(+1D)

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HKD/SGD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Hong Kong Dollar to Singapore Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and HKD to SGD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our HKD/SGD Quick Calculator.

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for HKD/SGD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

HKD to SGD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive SGD(S$)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
S$8,6400.172800.52%
OFX logo
S$8,4550.16910 for BER users (normally $15)2.65%
DBS Bank logo
S$8,366.630.1675503.67%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
S$8,2770.1657554.7%
HSBC logo
S$8,251.780.1653HK$804.99%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
S$8,213.030.1643125.43%
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer HKD→SGD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.1728 (0.52% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SGD) S$8,640
Total Cost:0.52%
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→SGD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1691 (2.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SGD) S$8,455
Total Cost:2.65%
Difference:
S$185 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Dec 07 2019 00:16:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logo

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→SGD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:50
Exchange Rate:0.1675 (3.57% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SGD) S$8,366.63
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
S$273 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→SGD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:55
Exchange Rate:0.1662 (4.32% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SGD) S$8,277
Total Cost:4.7%
Difference:
S$363 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→SGD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:HK$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1653 (4.84% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SGD) S$8,251.78
Total Cost:4.99%
Difference:
S$388 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→SGD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.1643 (5.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (SGD) S$8,213.03
Total Cost:5.43%
Difference:
S$427 SGD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/07/2019 - See full table

HKD and SGD in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the HKD vs SGD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

The Hong Kong dollar has gained value in 2019 despite the recent protests and also serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the US dollar, to which HKD is pegged, is attracting safe-haven inflows. By May-17, against a basket of important currencies, HKD was worth 2 percent more year-to-date, and was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

HKD was doing particularly well against the Australian dollar. It was, at the time of writing, valued 18 percent higher than 2018 lows against AUD and needed only a further 2.3 percent to reach a 10-year high. Though HKD was meeting significant resistance in mid-May at the 5.4 per AUD level, a break of this could spark significant appreciation.

Read more in the article HKD Forecasts.

 

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Singapore was added to a US watchlist of suspected currency manipulators in May. Though that means little right now in terms of economic implications, it created some negative sentiment that spurred a rise in USD/SGD to a 6-month high (SGD low) of S$1.384.

Overall, it’s been a mixed 2019 for the Singapore dollar, with small gains (<2 percent) against the euro and Australian dollar, but small losses against the US dollar and pound.

In May, SGD was pressured by data showing core inflation at a 1-year low, by an escalation in US-China trade tensions, and after Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry downgraded 2019 growth forecasts. At 1.2 percent, quarterly growth in the Lion City has slowed to its lowest level in a decade.

All said, the Monetary Authority of Singapore will, at best, keep monetary policy unchanged when it next meets in October (there's a chance it could turn dovish).

Read more in the article SGD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the HKD/SGD market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the HKD / SGD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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