Category Archives: General financial information

New Year, new financial you? 10 tips for getting on track in 2021

Many of us make New Year resolutions, but how many of those are about our finances? 2020 was a tough year for large numbers of people, and we aren’t out of the woods yet, but knowing you have taken all … Continue reading

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UAE Public Holidays for 2021

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year, as well as notable dates, so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days of holiday for both the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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UK Summer Economic Statement July 2020 – the facts for expats

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has presented his Summer Economic Statement, a de facto budget, and this article is an overview of the main points with particular reference to any announcements or changes that are relevant to … Continue reading

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A survey – how has your UAE income & financial situation been affected by Coronavirus?

I am sure we are all well aware that the restrictions related to COVID-19 have meant that the income of many people in the UAE has been affected.  In order to find out the extent of this I have put … Continue reading

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