Tag Archives: financial advice

Can you afford to have a serious illness? The facts for the UAE.

The sad and somewhat worrying fact is that anyone can suffer from a serious illness at any time. It doesn’t matter how healthy you feel, and serious illness does not discriminate by gender, age, nationality or income. Have you considered … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Life Assurance, medical insurance, Radio broadcasts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

News: RL360 to acquire Friends Provident International

Following some months of speculation it has been announced that IFGL, which owns RL360°,  will acquire FPIL (Friends Provident International Limited)  from the Aviva Group, subject to regulatory approval.

Posted in General financial information, Investment, Life Assurance, News, Pension | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: New UK mortgage options from just £30,000

For a long time now the minimum mortgage available for non-residents looking to buy property in the UK was £100,000 but we can now arrange mortgages from just £30,000.

Posted in Mortgages, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General financial information, News, Pension, Tax & info, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips on reducing spending & better budgeting

When it comes to taking control of your finances, the obvious, but frequently overlooked first step, is to take a long, hard look at your monthly budget. Quite simply, if you don’t know what your outgoings are, how do you … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Brexit – where are we now?

It has now been a few weeks since the results of the UK’s referendum relating to the EU and as the dust starts to settle we may have a little more idea of the long terms effects. I am always … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Investment, Mortgages, News, Pension, Tax & info | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

EU Referendum result – please don’t panic

We woke up this morning to the news that the UK public has voted to leave the European Union. Until last night the general expectation was that the Remain vote would win, albeit by a narrow margin, but the outcome … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Investment, News | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

10 things teenagers need to know about money

There is no doubt that many youngsters leaving school this summer are clueless about their finances. It is important to have some financial knowledge to safely negotiate the adult world so here are some points that every young person should … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

News: Dubai medical insurance deadline extension – but with a catch.

Dubai Health Authority has announced that any individual sponsors who fail to provide compliant medical insurance cover for any employees, dependents and even for themselves if required, by the Phase 3 deadline of 30th June will not be fined in … Continue reading

Posted in medical insurance, News | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Need to know: Leaving Dubai

As most expats leave Dubai after a few years, either to return to a home county, or to move to another country altogether, I have put together a brief guide to some of the issues you need to consider before … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Tax & info | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment