SINGAPORE (Aug 30): Singapore’s banking body on Friday said it would shift away from using Singapore dollar swap offer rates (SOR) as a key lending benchmark due to likely discontinuation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, which heavily influences SOR.

The change, which will take place over the next two years, will see products such as loans that reference the rate switched to other benchmarks such as Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA), Singapore Interbank Offered Rates (SIBOR) or banks’ internal funding rates.

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