Tag Archives: Keren Bobker

Need to know: Renting in Dubai

This is the first in an occasional series on topics where I receive a great number of queries. With rental prices in Dubai, and across the UAE generally, increasing significantly, many people have been asked for excessive increases or asked … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to On Your Side

Time certainly does fly. I have been writing the On Your Side column in the Saturday edition of The National newspaper for five years. That’s 262 columns to date and something like 800 questions answered and problems solved.

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What happens if you don’t have a will?

If you don’t have a will when you die, your money, property and possessions will be shared out according to the law, instead of how you want them to be. This can mean they pass to someone you hadn’t intended, … Continue reading

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Financial Priorities

As an adviser, with more years of experience than I care to admit to, one of the most common questions I am asked is about financial priorities. Where should you start if you haven’t reviewed your personal finances before, or … Continue reading

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Sharia Law and Your Money

Whilst most people are aware that Sharia law is the legal framework used in the GCC countries, not all expats have realised that this can affect them and their money. Did you know that on death your account and assets can be … Continue reading

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News: UK pension deficits increase to record level

According to figures released by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) the collective shortfall in company pension schemes increased to a record £312.1bn last month. This marked the highest deficit in final salary pension schemes since records began in 2003 the. … Continue reading

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Guidance for British Expats – updated May 2012

Please note that the information in this post refers to the 2012/13 tax year (6th April 2012 to 5th April 2013) and bear in mind that the proposed Statutory Residency Test should become effective from 6th April 2013.  Information can … Continue reading

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