Tag Archives: Dubai

How to focus on 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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Need to know: New to Dubai? Important financial information

This is not a complete guide to setting up in Dubai but one that gives an overview of many of the financial, and some of the legal, issues of which new residents need to be aware. Your ability to live … Continue reading

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UK Budget March 2017 – the main points for expats

9th March 2017 saw the final UK Spring Budget as the announcements now move to the Autumn. As ever there were a number of measures that will affect expats, including a surprise regarding pensions. This article is a brief overview … Continue reading

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Want to save money on your currency transfers?

Given all that has happened over the past year we’re all pretty switched on to movements in exchange rates these days and we look to move our money when it is beneficial. Despite this far too many people are using … Continue reading

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Seasonal spending – 20 hints & tips on budgeting

As we head rapidly towards the end of 2016 the prospect of Christmas and New Year is daunting for many due to the cost of the celebrations. With Christmas being as much a cultural as a religious event for most … Continue reading

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News: VAT in the UAE confirmed from 1st January 2018

It has now been formally confirmed  by the GCC Supreme Council that the UAE will be introducing VAT (Value Added Tax) with effect from 1st January 2018 at a rate of 5%. Other countries in the GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) … Continue reading

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News: HSBC takeover of Lloyds TSB?

It has just been announced that HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (“HBME”) has entered into an initial agreement to acquire the United Arab Emirates onshore retail and commercial banking business of Lloyds TSB Middle East subject to regulatory approvals. An unexpected move that … Continue reading

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