POSB Newton Branch

135 Bukit Timah Road Newton Building Singapore 229837
135 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 229837 SG

Founded on January 1, 1877 as the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB), the bank became part of the Postal Services Department in the Straits Settlements and was established by the colonial government to supply banking services for lower-income citizens.Headquartered in the General Post Office Structure, in Raffles Place, the bank was under the jurisdiction of the Postmaster-General, with bank policies managed by a group of trustees designated by the Governor of the Straits Settlement. From 1877 to 1940, the bank had a stable development of accounts opened increasing from 211 to 57,000 while total deposits increased from 19,862 to 14.3 million Straits dollars during the very same period.

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