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Structured Deposits, Bad jokes

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Apr. 12th, 2006 | 10:28 am
mood: amusedamused
music: Jeff Buckley

Remember how I complained about structured deposits and misleading advertising? Here's an excellent example:

An amazing 6% interest! But notice the small type saying that your effective annual interest rate may be as low as 1.12% (SGD) or 1.53% (USD).

The disclaimer down below (mostly cut off) explains that they really have no idea what will happen with your money, but you're guaranteed to get it back.. 5 years from now. btw, 6 and 8 are auspicious numbers for chinese, so they basically fudged things until they could get those numbers on the ad.

And here's something funny we got stuck in the front door:

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