Category Archives: General financial information

Are your funds in the dog house?

It is estimated that in the UK alone some £8 billion is languishing in under-performing investment funds. Add all the money in offshore funds and other jurisdictions and the number is worryingly large. These poorly performing funds, known as dogs, … Continue reading

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Need to know: Your financial priorities

Many of us muddle through our financial lives, not focusing on what matters the most, so this article is designed to help you sort out your financial priorities. You have probably thought that there are some issues you need to … Continue reading

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When your investments are more than just money

For a significant number of investors, investing in shares and funds can feel like a dance with the devil as they have to compromise beliefs to achieve a return. With the growing awareness of the environmental impact of modern life, … Continue reading

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2018 – how will it be for you & your finances?

There is no doubt that we live in interesting times on many levels and naturally people will have financial concerns. High on the list of worries is the potential adverse effect of a geopolitical event but it is the potential … Continue reading

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UAE Public holidays for 2018

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days off work for both the public and private sector will … Continue reading

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Need to know: VAT in the UAE, what it means for individuals

We have known about the introduction of VAT on 1st January 2018 since early 2016 but the official guidance and final rules have not long been issued. There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding as to how it … Continue reading

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UK Autumn Budget 2017 – the facts for expats

This is the first Autumn Budget after it was announced that the main one would be issued towards the end of each year. This time there is little that directly affects expats and much of the focus was on the … Continue reading

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