It’s the season for rate hikes. This Wednesday (July 27) the Federal Reserve raised another 0.75 basis point for second consecutive month. It vowed to go for more rate hikes to fight the battle against inflation. Taking hints from the Fed, Singapore banks are likely to follow suit to raise rates like the previous round. After all, this was how the three local banks drove the 3-year fixed-rate mortgage rate up to 3.08 percent end of last month.