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Few points to take note:

1. The CPFIS was set up to offer CPF members a way to earn higher returns on their savings but it is “not fit for purpose”, Mr Tharman told an audience at the Economic Society of Singapore’s annual dinner.

Over the past 10 years, more than 80 per cent of the CPF members who put their savings into an investment product via the CPFIS would have been better off just leaving their money in the Ordinary Account, which earns a guaranteed 2.5 per cent each year, Mr Tharman noted.

Some 45 per cent of those who made use of the CPFIS even made losses over the same period.

2. Maximum CPF allocation to CPF OA is 23% of wage …