Chinese New Year Notes Exchange 2022: Guide to DBS, OCBC and UOB Notes Exchange Online Registration and ATM/Branch Collection

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Chinese New Year Notes Exchange 2022: Guide to DBS, OCBC and UOB Notes Exchange Registration, Branch and Collection Period

Looking to exchange new bank notes this coming Chinese New Year 2022? Check out our guide on Chinese New Year Notes Exchange, below! 

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This year due to COVID-19, all local banks are required to implement online pre-booking for physical exchange of new notes at our bank branches to facilitate safe distancing measures during the LNY exchange period. Having pre-booking also ensures that those who have made a reservation will be able to exchange notes during the exchange period.

Reservations are required before collecting the notes at bank branches, in line with COVID-19 safe management measures.

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Online reservations for new or good-as-new banknotes for Chinese New Year 2022 will begin on Jan 4 2022

Customers, except for the elderly aged 60 and above, or customers with disabilities, are required to make an online reservation before heading down to their selected branch to exchange for new notes.

Check out individual bank Chinese New Year Note Exchange guide to learn more about the exact location, opening hours and online reservation link for DBS, OCBC and UOB banks below. Also: Apply for a Citibank Credit Card today to get a Free Dyson Tower fan worth $499!

DBS Chinese New Year Note Exchange 2022 Online Reservation and Collection Period Branches 

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DBS Chinese New Year Note Exchange: How to Register / Make Online Reservation

Note that online reservation is currently not available and will open on 4th Jan 2022.

Visit DBS Online Reservation page here from 4th Jan 2022 onwards to make your online reservation. 

DBS Chinese New Year Note Exchange: Online Reservation and Collection Period

  Reservation Start Collection Period*
Reservation #1 4 – 9 Jan 2022 11 – 19 Jan 2022
Reservation #2 10 Jan – 17 Jan 2022 20 Jan – 28 Jan 2022

*Collection period excludes Saturday and Sunday.

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DBS Chinese New Year Note Exchange: Pop-Up ATMs at Community Club (Collection ATMs)

This year, DBS and POSB is availing 64 ATMs to disburse new and good-as-new notes across 45 locations island-wide. A total of 30 are pop-up ATMs, while 34 are existing ATMs that will be converted into dedicated self-service touchpoints for disbursing new and good-as-new notes.

Operating hours of ATMs are from 11 to 30 Jan 2022 (10am to 10pm daily) and 31 Jan 2022 (10am to 1pm) to reduce crowding and to ensure safe distancing.

The last day of replenishment for Pop-Up ATMs is 31 Jan 2022.

No Community Clubs Address Postal Code
1 Anchorvale CC 59 Anchorvale Rd 544965
2 Bedok CC 850 New Upper Changi Rd 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 Taman Jurong CC 1 Yung Sheng Road 618495
11 Tampines West CC 5 Tampines Ave 3 529705
12 Teck Ghee CC 861 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 569734
13 Toa Payoh Central CC 93 Toa Payoh Central 319194
14 Whampoa CC 300 Whampoa Dr 327737
15 Yuhua CC 90 Boon Lay Way 609958

DBS Chinese New Year Note Exchange: Self-Service/Financial Planning Branches

Please note that Self-Service Branches will not be in service outside of the operating hours due to COVID measures.

No Self-Service/Financial Planning Branches Address Postal Code
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 Raffles Place 22 Malacca St, #01-00, RB Capital Building 048980
5 DBS Serangoon Garden 20 Maju Ave 556694
6 DBS Takashimaya 391 Orchard Rd #B2-21-23, Takashimaya Shopping Centre Ngee Ann City 238872
7 POSB Ang Mo Kio North Blk 629 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-1018 560629
8 POSB Boon Lay 10 Boon Lay Place #01-06 Boon Lay CC 649882
9 POSB Bukit Batok West 153 Bukit Batok West Street 11 #01-290/292 650153
10 POSB Buona Vista 43 Holland Dr, #01-59 270043
11 POSB Canberra CC 2 Sembawang Crescent #01-02 Canberra CC 757632
12 POSB Eastpoint 3 Simei Street 6, #01-24, Eastpoint Mall 528833
13 POSB Jurong East Central 21 Jurong Gateway Road #01-03, CPF Jurong 609646
14 POSB Jurong West 501 Jurong West Street 51, #01-279 640501
15 POSB Kampung Admiralty 676 Woodlands Drive 71, #01-K1, Kampung Admiralty 730676
16 POSB Kampong Ubi 301 Ubi Avenue 1 #01-257 400301
17 POSB Nanyang Estate Blk 960 Jurong West St 92 #01-174 640960
18 POSB Potong Pasir CC 6 Potong Pasir Ave 2 #01-02 Potong Pasir CC 358361
19 POSB Rivervale Plaza 118 Rivervale Dr #01-21 540118
20 POSB Serangoon Central 254 Serangoon Central Drive #01-203 550254
21 POSB Tampines East 201A Tampines Street 21, #01-1051 521201
22 POSB Tampines Hub 51 Tampines Avenue 4, Unit #B1-20, Tampines Hub 529684
23 POSB Tanjong Pagar 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-41 082001
24 POSB Toa Payoh HDB Hub 24/7 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, 520 #02-50 310520
25 POSB Toa Payoh North Blk 107 Toa Payoh Lor 1 #01-266 310107
26 POSB Woodlands West 303 Woodlands St 31 #01-191/195 730303
27 POSB Yew Tee 61 Choa Chu Kang Dr, #01-04 689715
28 POSB Yishun Central 926 Yishun Central 1 #01-183/185 760926
29 POSB Yishun North Blk 290 Yishun St 22 #01-401 760290
30 POSB Zhenghua CC 1 Segar Road #01-06 Zhenghua CC 677738

DBS Chinese New Year Note Exchange Note Denominations and Red Packet Collection

DBS has customised the machines to dispense only new note denominations of $2, $10 and $50.

Each customer is limited to three withdrawals throughout 11 January to 31 January. If you have exceeded the maximum withdrawals, ATM screen will prompt message “We are unable to process your request as you have reached the maximum number of times which you can withdraw from our CNY Pop-up ATM.

Starting 11 Jan 2022, you can obtain DBS/POSB red packets at DBS/POSB branches or Treasures Centre or Pop-up ATM listed below. Each customer will be issued 1 red packet each and subject to availability.

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OCBC Chinese New Year Note Exchange 2022 Online Reservation and Collection Period Branches 

OCBC Chinese New Year Note Exchange: How to Register / Make Online Reservation

Customers will be required to enter their OCBC Bank ATM, credit or debit card number and date of birth for verification and will be required to have a valid mobile number registered with OCBC Bank.

For customers who do not have an OCBC Bank ATM, credit or debit card, they can walk into any of our branches to apply for an ATM card on the spot.

Customers may also proceed to the nearest OCBC Bank ATM to update their particulars if they do not have a mobile number registered with OCBC Bank.

Booking Confirmation

An SMS will be sent to the mobile number you registered with us, containing the reservation date and the branch you should visit. You will also be notified via email if you have an email address registered with OCBC Bank.

OCBC Chinese New Year Note Exchange: Booking and Collection Period

From 4 to 20 January 2022, make a booking online and exchange up to S$1,200 worth of new notes at any OCBC Bank.

View the date and time slots available for booking below:

Booking window Collection period

4 – 6 January

11 – 17 January

11 – 13 January

18 – 24 January

18 – 20 January

25 – 31 January

Each customer is only allowed to make one booking online and will not be able to amend the booking after confirmation. For an optimised booking experience, do not use Internet Explorer as your browser.

Denominations available for exchange

 

S$2 – Available in multiples of 100. Limit: S$200

S$10 – Available in multiples of 10. Limit: S$500

S$50 – Available in multiples of 2.. Limit: S$1,200

Overall limit: S$1,200

OCBC will fulfil your requests so long as notes are available. You may also receive good-as-new S$2 notes in place of new S$2 notes. As a COVID-19 safety measure, unvaccinated customers are advised to visit branches that are not located in malls. For ease of reference, we suggest you take a screenshot of the booking confirmation page.

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UOB Chinese New Year Note Exchange Online Registration and Collection Branches

UOB Chinese New Year Note Exchange: How to Register / Make Online Reservation

Customers can access the new notes reservation form via UOB Personal Internet Banking or UOB TMRW app by following these simple steps, before confirming the appointment:

  • Step 1: Key in name, last 4 alphanumeric characters of NRIC/PP and mobile number
  • Step 2: Select notes denominations
  • Step 3: Select 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’

There will be a confirmation page and SMS sent to your mobile number once the reservation is successful.

The online reservation slots are available on a first-come-first serve basis. If you cannot find your preferred branch, date and time slot from the listing, it means that all the reservation slots has been filled up. Amendments cannot be made once the reservation has been confirmed. 

Each customer is allowed only one successful reservation throughout the pre-booking eligibility period across all UOB branches to give more customers a chance to exchange new notes. Duplicated or multiple reservations will not be accepted.

UOB Chinese New Year Note Exchange: Online Reservation and Collection Period

Reservation and collection dates are as follow, on a first-come-first served basis, and subject to availability:

  • First reservation window period opens on 4 January for collection from 11 to 15 January.
  • Second window period opens on 10 January for collection from 17 to 22 January.
  • Last window period opens on 17 January for collection from 24 to 29 January.

Where online slots are available for reservation, the earliest collection date available would be 2 business days ahead (excluding Sundays). The last day for online reservation is scheduled on 27 January 2022. However, in the event that all reservation slots are fully taken up prior to 27 January, the online reservation portal will close without prior notice to customers.

UOB Chinese New Year Note Allocation Limit

In view of limited allocation of new notes to banks and to enable more customers to exchange new notes, each customer is allowed only up to the following amount and denominations:

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

Check out the full guide here.

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