Author Archives: FinancialUAE

About FinancialUAE

A qualified and experienced Independent Financial Adviser based in Dubai, UAE. Professional and ethical. Freelance writer on personal financial issues & the On Your Side column in The National. Weekly co-host in Capital Radio UAE. Senior Partner at Holborn Assets LLC, Dubai, UAE.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way to protect your family (November 2020)

I have published articles on this topic before but in light of the recent changes to the personal status laws in the UAE, this has been updated to cover the new rules. If you have assets, and more importantly, if … Continue reading

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New personal laws in the UAE but what do they really mean for you?

I am sure most people have seen the articles about some significant legislative changes in the UAE with changes to the penal code and personal status laws and these are very positive in all respects. In this article, I want … Continue reading

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What has a financial adviser ever done for you?

Paraphrasing Monty Python, purely to get your attention, but it’s a valid question. I am in an industry that is frequently criticised in the UAE, often for good reason, but let me explain why using a qualified adviser (rather than … Continue reading

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Five Financial Tips for New Parents

When you have a child, you get lots of advice and tips from everyone but one area that tends to be overlooked is the financial aspect. In the excitement of impending parenthood, or the crazy first few months (or years!) … Continue reading

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Looking for property investment with high yield? In London?

Yes, such a thing is available and it is something very different to the usual apartments on offer. I have a new investment for clients with yields of over 10% per annum.

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News: Minimum age to access UK private pensions to change

This information has been confirmed on the UK Parliament website following an exchange in the House of Commons today, 3rd September 2020. The exact wording is as follows: “In 2014 the government announced it would increase the minimum pension age … Continue reading

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10 Steps for Smart Investing

The financial services industry is full of jargon and sales messages so sometimes it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, the reality from the adverts and the sales pitches. With that in mind, I have put together a … Continue reading

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New to Dubai? Important facts & financial information

Welcome to Dubai and a new and exciting life. There is a lot to learn and while this is not a complete guide to setting up in Dubai, it does give you a useful overview of many of the financial … Continue reading

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Can you afford to survive a critical illness?

I have two simple questions for you. Could you and your family survive financially if you suffered a serious illness and were unable to work? Even if you could, would it decimate your savings and future plans? Being diagnosed with … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Pensions

Research has shown that a large number of people have forgotten UK pension plans, or lost track of a plan from years ago or from previous employment. The value of these lost pension funds is around £19.4 billion according to … Continue reading

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